Posted by: Ed Darrell | September 5, 2011

Fly your flag today: Labor Day 2011

Labor day is one of the score of dates upon which we are urged by Congress to fly the U.S. flag — of course, you may fly the flag any day.

So: Fly your flag for American labor today.

Free Labor Will Win, poster from 1942, (Library of Congress)

Poster from the Office of War Information, 1942

It’s Labor Day 2011 in the United States, a federal holiday, and one of those days Americans are urged to fly the U.S. flag.

The poster was issued by the Office of War Information in 1942, in full color. A black-and-white version at the Library of Congress provides a few details for the time:

Labor Day poster. Labor Day poster distributed to war plants and labor organizations. The original is twenty-eight and one-half inches by forty inches and is printed in full color. It was designed by the Office of War Information (OWI) from a photograph especially arranged by Anton Bruehl, well-known photographer. Copies may be obtained by writing the Distribution Section, Office of War Information [alas, you can’t get a copy from the Office of War Information in 2011]

Even though Texas is a right-to-work state, patriots fly their flags to honor Labor today. It’s heartening to see Americans put politics aside on such events, to honor those who build the nation.

Mostly borrowed with permission from Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub.


  1. Labor days are cool cause we don’t go to school.

  2. Woo! Labor day! :)

  3. The Labor day is great because we don’t go to school and we have a day off… i love labor day….

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