The long Labor Day weekend has come to signify the end of summer for Americans. Many have forgotten the origins of the national holiday had nothing to do with the ending of a season!
Celebrated on the first Monday of every September, Labor Day acknowledges and celebrates the workers' contribution to America's growth. It is on the back of these countless men and women and by the toil of their hands that America has attained the prosperity and comforts commonplace today. Capitalism and free enterprise may be the backbone of the American economy, but the role of the labor force cannot be wished away.