Labor Day and The Titanic

I cannot say that I remember when Labor Day actually meant something. However, there is no question that in today’s societal culture, it rings a bit hollow.

Today, Labor day is more about shopping good deals than about the ingenuity and hard work of American laborers and their contributions to our great society.

I ‘labored’ this weekend too. I woke up at 5am yesterday and went out for a 15 mile run through 4 cities.

If you wish to witness dedicated labor and the compassionate spirit of everyday American heroes, visit any one of our Regency Nursing Centers in NJ today!

There you will find us fully operational and invested in the care of our loved ones (patients and residents) and their families.

We are not shopping deals today, but caring and healing with love, devotion and singular passion!

On another note, as a child, I was taken in by the mystery, enigma and mystique surrounding the ill fated luxury liner, the Titanic.

With the passing of years, my interest in the subject has moved into the recesses, as I’ve become invested in the important minutia of work and family.

However, anniversaries and milestones always trigger a wave of nostalgia and reflection.

Today is such a day.

Titanic was long thought to have sunk in one piece and, over the years, many schemes were put forward for raising the wreck. None came to fruition. The fundamental problem was the sheer difficulty of finding and reaching a wreck that lies over 12,000 feet (3,700 m) below the surface, in a location where the water pressure is over 6,500 pounds per square inch.

A number of expeditions were mounted to find Titanic but it was not until September, 1 1985 that a Franco-American expedition succeeded.

Now take on the day!



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