This weekend, everyone is ready to get their grill on and enjoy the extended weekend to commemorate Labor Day.
This day is usually celebrated in the company of a body of water, a gaggle of friends, and a trough of adult beverages (none of whom are certain as to why they have the day off). The most prescient reminder that we don’t have to go into the office is the “closed” sign in the window of our local bank.
The problem is that the day was not created for a telethon or an excursion to the beach, but rather to celebrate the true laborers in this country way back in 1882.
The day was created to recognize the little man — the person who worked 10 to 12 hours each day, received very little pay, lived with an extremely compromised quality of life and never received anything in the way of thanks for a day of hard labor.