Reaping the fruits of our labors

It’s hard to believe the Labor Day weekend is upon us. The interesting thing is that Labor Day represents different things to different people.  For some it symbolizes the end of summer and the start of a new school year. For others it’s the start of the football season and for retailers it’s probably one of the biggest sales weekends of the year. Although this really doesn’t apply anymore, it used to mark the last day to wear white and still be fashionable. Many of us are looking forward to the three-day weekend associated with Labor Day; the barbecues, the golf outings, the family reunions or just a well-earned rest.

It’s important though to remember why Labor Day came to be. It was originally established to celebrate the achievements of the “workingman; to recognize the contributions of workers – no matter what industry – to the strength and welfare of this country; to celebrate American workers and their commitment to the past, present and future.  We are all part of this group.

So while we enjoy this weekend and all its celebrations, take a minute to celebrate you; your hard work, accomplishments and contributions that make our country a better place.

Posted by MJ Thomas

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