Labor Day

Joan Hall wishing everyone a happy Labor Day on Story Empire today!

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Happy Monday, SE Readers. Joan here. Today’s post will be short and sweet because I’ve been laboring (pun intended) over a manuscript.

And here in the United States, we are celebrating a holiday—Labor Day. Always celebrated on the first Monday of September, for many the holiday is the unofficial end of summer. Kids will go back to school (if they haven’t already) and vacation time is over.

Some will make one last trip to the lake, pack a picnic lunch, and participate in water sports. Others may get in one last road trip or go camping.

But the holiday originally came about in the late nineteenth century to honor the American labor movement and worker’s contributions to the strength and well-being of our country. The Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor organized the first parade in New York City.

Oregon became the first state to make it an…

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