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Recognizing the hard work of Americans


It’s a great excuse for a long weekend and marks the unofficial end of summer, but what’s the real reason Labor Day began?

Although there’s debate over who first proposed the idea, the holiday was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. While several states began enacting laws to recognize these contributions as early as 1887, Congress passed an act making it a federal holiday in 1894.

Spend Sept. 2 doing things you love, and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Cora Pursley, 360 Media, Inc.

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