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The History of Labor Day

Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill making Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894.

Labor Day is also considered to be the unofficial end of the summer season, and Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of many fall sports. As a kid, I remember hearing that Labor Day was considered the last day that it was acceptable to wear the color white. I sure am glad this has changed!

Work is important for many reasons besides the need to pay bills and sustain your lifestyle. Whether you want to make a difference, build or change something, collaborate with others, or learn new skills, there is no doubt that doing work that fulfills your needs is crucial.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!