Labor Day

I decided to look at the official source of all information, Wikipedia, to see what it said about Labor Day. It was basically as I expected, it was a great American excuse for a Holiday. Ok, I guess it said something about celebrating the worker. As someone who personally loves work, I find it a bit ironic that on Labor Day we’d have all the workers stop working.

Irony aside, I did like the mention of Labor day as a time to honor the US military who is out there working as we speak. I’m always thankful for the work they do to keep America the place that it is.

I did like Eric Cantor’s tweet which said, “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” I celebrate those people as well. Entrepreneurship is risky business and takes a certain person to even attempt it. Those people are well worth honoring on this labor day.

As I’ve done many times before, on this holiday my thoughts are with all those healthcare workers who are still working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It is an often thankless job, but something that changes so many lives for good.

To all of those reading this who love to labor for a good cause, I salute you.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.