Happy Labor Day from Upstater!

  |  September 4, 2017

Whether you’re laboring today or lucky enough to have the day off, we here at Upstater.com wish you a Happy Labor Day! As you enjoy your festivities and cook-outs today, ponder this excerpt from a speech Martin Luther King Jr. gave in Cleveland, Ohio in 1967:

“Set out to do a good job and do that job so well that nobody can do it any better. If it falls your lot to be a streetsweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets like Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say here lived a great streetsweeper who swept his job well.” 

Read Dr. King’s full speech here, and learn about the history of Labor Day here.

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