[SIZE=-2]Statue of Peter J. McGuire in Arlington Cemetery.[/SIZE]Peter J. McGuire 1852-1906 [SIZE=-1]Peter J. McGuire was a founder of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and was First Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Labor. He is credited with proposing the first Labor Day celebration, which was held in New York in 1882. It became a national holiday in 1894, when Grover Cleveland signed it into law.[/SIZE] [SIZE=-1]McGuire's birthplace has been listed as Dublin, Philadelphia, or New York, depending on which source you read. His final days were spent in Camden, NJ, and [/SIZE] Happy up-coming Labor Day to all UPS Teamsters. Above please find pic of Peter J Maguire Memorial founder of Labor Day in Arlington Cemetary Pennsauken NJ.Stewie worked there for 3 year's summers during high school. The last week of the summer we had to make sure the grounds around the memorial were perfect for the yearly ceremony. We were non-union grounds keepers and grave diggers of course. LOL He was an Irishman of course !!!