Labor Day Ceremonies in Central Park

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Connee Boswell sings "This Is Worth Fighting For."

Unnamed speaker (likely Sidney Hillman) speaks about the realities of war and the strength of the nation and labor forces in providing the military forces with the material necessary to defeat the Axis powers.

Mayor La Guardia also gives a very impassioned speech on the same topic. He calls "any interruption of work in a war production factory is not only detrimental to the safety of our country, its a sin against humanity itself."

Reading of names of soldiers.

Ends Abruptly.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69997
Municipal archives id: LT951