Labor Day in the USA basically is seen as the unofficial end of summer, and to some just an excuse to close the office early and enjoy a three-day weekend. Yesterday I was shopping in Target, and asked the young lady at the register if she knew what Labor Day represented. She thought it was a made-up retail holiday, considering nearly every business has some sort of Labor Day blow out sale. I informed her to the contrary.

Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the development, growth, endurance, strength, security, prosperity, productivity, laws, sustainability, persistence, structure, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday.