Monday, September 7, 2015

It's Labor Day in the United States




I've had this photo in the archives for a while now and never got around to posting it but, since it's Labor Day here in the U.S. of A, I thought today was a perfect time.

The name of the statue is Arizona Worker's Memorial
"El Pasaja" and it is located in Wesley Bolin Park in front of the Arizona State Capitol.

The inscription reads "This monument, entitle 'The Passage', honors the men and women, from the earliest territorial miners to the present day workers, who have suffered permanent injury or death on the job.  We recall their unique gifts and celebrate the time we shared."

It was funded by a number of workers unions. The artist is Clarke Riedy.


18 comments:

Steve Reed said...

Interesting. I can't quite see what they're doing with their hands. Are they clasped together?

Andy said...

A day worth celebrating and acknowledging the struggles of the hard working conditions that some people went through.

Mersad said...

Great sculpture to mark the occasion. If you like you can join us and link in, on the latest edition of Through My Lens.

Mersad
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Kate said...

This is an interesting and quite different way to honor labor and workers.

Aimeecakes said...

Nice one - very apt for the day. I hope you had a great Labour Day weekend!

Karl Demetz said...

Just the right sculpture for the day !

Birdman said...

No LABOR for me today. Too hot again 90s. You're probably saying "Big deal! Only 90s?" But 90 in September, over here, is quite nice. Hold on to summer!

RedPat said...

A perfect post for the day, Sharon!

Lowell said...

I love this! It's not often the "common" folks are honored by monuments!

Catalyst said...

Good one!

Jack said...

I have to admit, I didn't understand the connection of this statue to labor until reading the explanation, and even now, it doesn't seem very clear . . .

Bob Crowe said...

Workers get the short stick way too often. What does Labor Day mean now for the wage earners of America?

Thérèse said...

Perfect for this celebration!

llandudnopictures said...

Very apt!

William Kendall said...

A fitting sculpture for Labor Day!

cieldequimper said...

Nice! Hope you enjoyed your day!

VP said...

An interesting work!

Halcyon said...

I'm not sure I understand what they're doing, but I like the idea behind it.