Yet I'm curious to know what he means by "all the federal holidays they enjoy that the civilian work force doesn't get." Is he referring to New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.? The private work force does not get to enjoy those holidays along with federal workers? He brings up, along with Flag Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. While it is true that most private sector businesses do not treat those occasions as holidays for employees, the fact is that many do.