For many, Labor Day marks a turning of the corner from Summer into Fall – a time to spend with family, take stock, make memories, and look forward to the rush of Back To School and the holidays ahead.
How Did Labor Day Begin?
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
I suppose it only seems fitting that we celebrate the well-being of our country by spending some “down time” with the ones we love.
This year, Labor Day is bittersweet for our family as its the day my husband and oldest daughter leave to take her to college for the first time. How grateful I am for the long weekends we have spent over the years making memories as a family!
How Did You Spend Labor Day 2012?
We’d love to see how you’re spending this long weekend with your loved ones. If you have written a Labor Day post, please link up below and then spend a few minutes visiting the other blogs who have linked up.
Happy Labor Day!
Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Managing Editor Stacey Nerdin