Everyone at Extra Mile Powerwashing hopes you and your family have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Happy Labor Day from Extra Mile Powerwashing in Martinsburg, WVThis is the unofficial end of summer. We hope it was a great summer and hope the fall is even better. We know this time of year can be hectic, but we want you to know we are ready to clean your home. Our techs love to help homeowners get a major job accomplished as they are tending to life.

Another thing our techs love is a good set of trivia questions. Well, that may not be completely true, but we do have some great facts about the Labor Day holiday. And while most know that Labor Day in the United States is celebrated on the first Monday in September, many might not know it honors the American labor movement. This movement brought strength, prosperity and well-being to our country. There are currently about 157 million people above the age of 16 in the country’s workforce.

This year’s holiday is Monday, September 3rd.

10 Fun Trivia Facts About Labor Day

1) The first ever US Labor Day was celebrated on September 5,  1882 in New York City, which was planned by the Central Labor Union.
Deck cleaning by Extra Mile Powerwashing in Martinsburg, WV2) The American Labor Day concept was idealized by Canada in order to honor the Labor Movement. They also held a “9-hour Movement” to support the striking workers.
3) The first state to celebrate Labor Day was Oregon. The legal holiday was celebrated in 1887.
4) Labor Day was made a National Holiday by Grover Cleveland. He signed an Act in 1894 establishing a federal holiday.
5) Congress passed an Act on June 28th, 1894, to make Labor Day a legal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday of September.
6) Labor Day weekend is considered to be the busiest travel weekend of the year.
7) Research shows thousands of moms would actually go into labor on Labor Day, with almost 10,829 babies being born on Labor Day.
8) Labor Day is also considered to be the end of “Hot Dog Season.” The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council reports that Americans typically consume almost 7 billion hot dogs.
9) Before Labor Day act was passed, an average workday was 12 hours long, seven days a week.
10) Peter McGuire is thought to be the father of Labor Day.

Contact Us

Deck powering washing and all types of pressure washing by Extra Mile Powerwashing in Martinsburg, WVFor a FREE pressure washing estimate, call Extra Mile’s Martinsburg, WV office at 304-904-0500 or contact us here.

Our professional technicians are the Eastern Panhandle experts in house washing, roof cleaning, concrete cleaning and deck cleaning and restoration. Our service areas includes:

Bunker Hill WV 25413 | Inwood WV 25428 | Kearneysville WV 25429 | Kearneysville WV 25430 | Shepherdstown WV 25443 | Glengary WV 25420 | Charles Town WV 25414 | Ranson WV 25414 | Martinsburg WV 25401 | Martinsburg WV 25402 | Martinsburg WV 25403 | Martinsburg WV 25404 | Falling Waters WV 25419 | Harpers Ferry WV 25425 | Hedgesville WV 25427 | Winchester VA 22601 | Winchester VA 22602 | Winchester VA 22603 | Winchester VA 22604 | Cross Junction VA 22625 | Clear Brook VA 22624 

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