This year is the 128th anniversary of the first Labor Day, September 5, 1882, which was celebrated in New York City.  In 1884, Labor Day became a federal holiday.  It is traditinally regarded by most Americas as the symbolic end of summer and is celebrated by parades, parties, fireworks and picnics.  According to the U.S. DOL, the holiday is “…dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.”  You can find more information on the history of Labor Day through the following link:

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