Big Change for Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

FINAL INSTRUCTIONS, photo by Dave Trapp Next Monday (September 4, 2017) is the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, and you can click that link for all the details on the walk. This year is the 60th annual walk, and there will be a major change that the Northern Express explains: “Because of threats happening across the … Continue reading Big Change for Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Mackinac Bridge CLOSED 5 1/2 Hours on Labor Day!

2013 Mackinac Bridge Walk & Run, photo by Michigan Fitness Foundation The Detroit Free Press reports that the Mackinac Bridge Authority voted unanimously yesterday to close the bridge to all traffic during the annual Labor Day bridge walk this year: The bridge will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon to all traffic, leaving an estimated 4,000 … Continue reading Mackinac Bridge CLOSED 5 1/2 Hours on Labor Day!

Remembering Labor on Labor Day

Parade, Copper Miners’ Strike, Calumet, Michigan, 1913, photo by Wystan Labor Day has become little more than a three day weekend, and labor and labor unions are often frowned upon. Before you go out and enjoy that extra day off, you might take a moment to reflect that the 5-day week of 8-hour days that we take … Continue reading Remembering Labor on Labor Day

Salute to Michigan’s Workers on Labor Day

Detroit Industry, photo by Maia C A very happy Labor Day to everyone and also a salute the generations of hard-working Michiganders whose struggles helped to build the society we have today. View Maia’s photo background big and see more in her Rivera Court, Detroit Institute of Arts slideshow. More Labor Day and more about … Continue reading Salute to Michigan’s Workers on Labor Day

The Mackinac Bridge Walk: a Michigan Labor Day Tradition

Yikes! I accidentally re-blogged a photo by Dave so I switched it out for the one below… OPEN ARMS, photo Dave Trapp The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk has been held every year on Labor Day since the Bridge opened in 1957, which means the Bridge Walk is celebrating its 57th anniversary. Just 68 people took that first … Continue reading The Mackinac Bridge Walk: a Michigan Labor Day Tradition

Labor Day traditions in Detroit

The Detroit News Feature “Holiday for Labor” that provides an excellent look at the traditions of labor and labor day parades in Detroit: The Detroit Trade Assembly’s labor parades in 1865 formed a part of established parades and gatherings on national holidays, such as the Fourth of July or Washington’s birthday. The unions gathered at Campus … Continue reading Labor Day traditions in Detroit

The Mackinac Bridge takes center stage on Labor Day

Bridge at Twilight 1562-12, photo by StacyN – MichiganMoments Right now thousands of people are participating in the Mackinac Bridge Walk, an Michigan tradition that began on Labor Day of 1958 and has continued every year since then. While just 68 people made that first walk, it now averages over 50,000 people. You can tune … Continue reading The Mackinac Bridge takes center stage on Labor Day

Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend, photo by Kevin Povenz. I always love it when the perfect photo for Michigan in Pictures is waiting in the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. I echo Kevin’s sentiments and wish everyone a very happy & safe Labor Day Weekend filled with all the family, friends & fun that … Continue reading Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

2010 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Mackinac Bridge Walk, photo by mackinacbridgerun Every year, thousands of people come to the Mackinac Bridge on the morning of Labor Day for the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. They’ll do it again at the 53rd annual walk on Monday, September 6, 2010 from 7-11 AM. Get all the history of the Mackinac Bridge Walk from … Continue reading 2010 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk

Riding out for Labor Day

Double J Ranch Riding, photo by Jeff Milton. Absolute Michigan’s 2009 Labor Day Roundup says that AAA Michigan estimates 1.4 million Michiganians will travel during the 2009 Labor Day holiday. Click that link for a bunch of Labor Day events from all over the state and also see the 52nd Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk … Continue reading Riding out for Labor Day