Labor Day in the USA is the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the achievements of America's workers, both economic and social.
Because Labor Day is a celebration, and not a day of mourning, it is a full-staff day, where the American flag flies proudly at the top of flagpoles throughout the country. You will also see many of them waved at Labor Day parades throughout the country where American workers will take to the streets to celebrate. Flag code says that the American flag should be displayed on all days, but names special days where flying your flag is especially important. Labor Day is among the special days mentioned.
Photo credit: Molly Theobald via Bernard Pollack
The parts of flag etiquette that will be tested on Labor Day in the USA, pertain to how the flag is treated and used.
The flag should never touch the ground. Parade goers should be very careful not to drop the flag or allow it to drag on the ground.
The flag should not be worn. This rule is very commonly disregarded. It was added to flag code to limit the commercial or common usage of the flag and, thus, maintain its dignity. Code was edited to allow for the use of pins or patches on uniforms, or as a patriotic gesture.
The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. Companies, politicians and organizations are welcome to display their flags proudly, but should not use it as an advertisement. The flag is not a commercial symbol.
The flag should not be used to cover a table and items should not be placed on the flag. The flag is a symbol of a proud nation and should not take the place of a tablecloth, blanket, towel or other disposable product.
Labor Day is a day off from work for many throughout the country, and because it's always celebrated on a Monday, it creates a 3 day weekend. Over the years, this weekend has become symbolic for the end of summer, the start of the school year and the last days of the year where it is fashionable to wear white. With so many workers taking the day off, it has also become a day of retail sales where many merchants will clear out summer inventory or push back-to-school sales.
In much of the world, workers celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st. On May 4th in Chicago 1886, though, the Haymarket Massacre occurred. President Cleveland chose September for the American holiday in 1887, lest it become a day of mourning, rather than a day of celebration. Perhaps, it would have been a half-staff day had May 1st been chosen.
Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!
Penn Township is looking for persons interested in plowing snow in Penn Township over the winter months. If you are looking for part time work and think this is something you could or would want to do, please contact our office for an application or print one from this website.
A CDL license beneficial but not necessary.
Don't let your current work schedule hold you back from apply. Drivers are needed early mornings, daytime and nighttime.
Check out the newly completed
App VanNuys Family Pavilion
in the East Snyder Park.
What's included in this 'quick view'
East Snyder Park event(s)....there's a big one coming, look below!
Park restrooms are open and a soon to open modern, handicap accessible restroom at the softball area. Also a new 30' X 30' pavilion slated to begin any day...
Horseshoe pitching season in session - check it out!
another NEW Transient Merchant in Penn Twp -
1. Southwestern Advantage - this is the sale of educational books and software by college student Kyle Hertig.
2. Simply Snow - shaved ice, check below to see where he is set up ....and enjoy, enjoy!
3. Heller's Gas - may still be going door to door looking for customers
Prescription Glasses Found!
Community Gardens - still plot rentals available ($10) info 'C' community garden tab
Most recent newsletter added to site, click on 'newsletter tab' in left column
Information on most recent ordinances and resolutions passed
Recycle - Have some materials you just don't know what to do with? see below!
Need to rent our awesome pavilion for your event? - call to check our calendar
While sooooo much good is noted above there is also the bad....there are some who
have no respect for all the time, effort and money people put into making and keeping things nice for our residents.
The good...Penn Township provides a compost site for all to enjoy. Providing a place, easily accessible to all, to get rid of all the unwanted yard waste. Penn Township then grinds and prepares these materials to provide mulch and compost FREE to all.
The bad....what do we get for that, we get all the crap that does not belong at the compost site. Your roofing shingles, your cinder blocks, your transport containers, your flower pots and garbage bags, your treated wood and construction waste etc...this is what will ruin this free service for all of us. Remember this is YOUR compost site, while the police patrol it as they can, you can report any illegal or even suspicious activity. Violators will be prosecuted. If it's not yard waste material, then it is littering!
The good...WOW, have you been to the new park restrooms? This was an 80K project that happened because of the generosity and voluntarism of a select few, who worked their tales off to provide a nice clean modern restroom. What could be better then to have a great day at the park with your sports team, your family for a picnic, moms and their children at the play set, a company picnic, a great place to just hang out with friends.... and boy o boy, what if you need to go to the bathroom, taaadaaaa, there just happens to be a great restroom!
The bad...some have still not learned mature bathroom etiquette. Again, these bathrooms belong to the users of the park...if you see inappropriate behavior by anyone of any age you need to report what you see. I so believe in karma....you can't continue to do wrong and get away with it, just so you know!
Remember, Penn Township belongs to all of us,
let's not allow a few to ruin all the good we have.
Found...a pair of prescription glasses
at the Penn Township compost site.
Contact the office 570-374-4778.
Check out the New Orleans style shaved ice...
Simply Snow has a booth in the parking lot at
Big Bee Boats (Sprenkle Marine) on Route 522.
Next to Susquehanna RV.
This merchant hopes to be on site through
October 31, 2014.
East Snyder Park News…
The newest project getting ready to take off at the East Snyder Park is the completion of a veteran's memorial monument. This monument will complete an area near the entrance to the park that will be pleasing to the eye and have special meaning to many. The monument will be a perfect way to honor and salute those who sacrificed so much, enabling each of us to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!
The East Snyder Regional Recreation Association has organized a monogrammed brick sale that will help to fund the completion of the project. All monogrammed bricks will be installed around the base of the monument and will permanently show your support of your favorite veteran(s).
It's been pointed out the bricks can be for anyone and not veterans only. You can show your support of East Snyder Park, its volunteers etc. with your message.
The goal is to sell 350 – 375. Get an order form with all the details and place your order today.
$50 – 4" x 8" brick – up to four lines (see the example)
$100 – 8" x 8" brick – up to eight lines
A scaled drawing of the proposed finished memorial is in the link below.
The park board is always looking for volunteers to....
ADOPT A FLOWER BED
There are about 15 flower beds within the East Snyder Park, each varying in size.
The park and rec board is looking for individuals or groups who would be willing to
take the responsibility for the upkeep of a designated bed or maybe 'just a section' of a larger bed.
This would be a great opportunity to give back to the community,
put your gardening skills to work and add a touch of YOU to the East Snyder Park.
If you or your group are interested please contact the township office at 570-374-4778 or Pete and Cookie DeWire at 570-259-1838.
Battram Pavilion Reservations are being accepted for 2014.To check your date call today! 570-374-4778 Battram Pavilion is located in the East Snyder Park. The pavilion is open always for use by the general public, but is available for private use and may be reserved for your event. The 2014 non-refundable fee to reserve the pavilion is $50. Space will be confirmed and held only after receiving payment. Please verify availability with the Township office at (570) 374-4778 before making your plans.
NEW - to reserve the pavilion a User's Agreement is required.
Agreement's are available at theTownship Office, on this website, or via e-mail at email@example.com. Click on the link below
or go to the Applications for Permits link on the left.