Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. With fall activities, such as school starting and sporting events beginning, summer plans are ending. So as we plan that family barbeque or last minute getaways, let us remember the reason for the holiday.
Labor Day honors the American Labor Movement and the contributions of workers to the strength and prosperity of the country. Beginning in the late 19th century, trade and labor movements grew and different holidays were chosen to celebrate with parades. Following the deaths of workers in the Pullman Strike in 1894, Grover Cleveland created a national holiday. Today we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September.
Enjoy your Labor Day!