This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. Americans flock to the malls and stores to take advantage of sales or fire up the grill to indulge in hamburgers and hot dogs with friends and family. That’s fine.  Yet, how many of us consider the meaning and origin of Labor Day?

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Labor Day Parade, Valparaiso, Indiana, 1914 (Courtesy of Indiana GenWeb Project). Notice that the whole town has turned out to observe and honor the parade. Would that happen today?

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