Community, ingathering, is one of the most powerful forces in the world. Today we have gathered as a community to celebrate the contributions of the labor force, and how they have given strength and prosperity to the well-being of our country.
We have also gathered to remember that our work as a community is not finished. That as we celebrate victories already won in our past, there are still battles yet to be fought for justice, equity, and dignity.
As we walk today, let us put our minds to the steps of our feet, building a new path into a better world.
A world where all workers are valued.
A world where those who risk life and limb are protected.
A world where those who clean houses are also able to buy houses to live in.
A world where those who grow food can also afford to eat their fill.
A world where those who build hospitals can use them when they are sick or injured.
A world where those who build hotels can take time to rest with their families.
A world where those who serve and care for others are, themselves, also served and cared for.
As we walk together today, remember that we can build that world, step by step by step.
Amen & Blessed Be