Happy Labor Day 2016! Today isn’t just a holiday giving most people a three day weekend, it’s a day to say thanks for all the labor groups that have helped keep this country moving forward. At the same time today marks the unofficial end to summer. Being home in California at the moment I can honestly say that it does feel that way right now with last night temps dropping down to 34 degrees. Fall is coming but we still have this last weekend to be out in the sun.
It’s funny the things you think about when you look back over your photographs, looking for that one image that sums up what it is you are looking for. I was thinking about the places and people I have photographed throughout my career trying to find that one image that would work well today in honor of those people that help to make this country great. While there was no image in my files to match the one I had in my head, I found this one from a few years back that sorta worked. Many people working in many different areas throughout the country helped to make it what it is today and while some of us enjoy this day as merely a day off we must be thankful for all those that continue to work to make this country great.
Happy Labor Day! today is dedicated to all those hardworking individuals that have helped made this country what it is today. From North to South and East to West everyday Americans have stepped up everyday to contribute something to the growing efforts of the nation. I don’t know if i consider myself amongst some of those “iconic” hardworking folk, after all i spend my time capturing images and telling stories. But i did want to shout out to one group of people that you might not think about on this day, the volunteers.
My good friend Chris here is a Police Officer by day and pilot by desire. He volunteers his time often at Cable Airport pulling planes around with a tug. Those volunteers do a heck of a lot around the world and they deserve a big piece of that respect today.