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President Kennedy Issues Labor Day Statement

Aug. 28, 1961 - President Kennedy said today that celebration of Labor Day this year "again makes the vital distinction between opposing ways of life in the modern world." "We look upon man's toil as an expression of individual personality and will,” he said, “not a commodity to be exploited for the benefit of a state or ruling political party. Tyranny deprives a man of the freedom and joy of his work." The President spoke of the holiday next Monday in a statement to all citizens.


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