Our nation celebrates Labor Day on the 5th of September. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, following the deaths of some workers following a strike that became known as the Pullman Strike. President Cleveland desired reconciliation with trade unions (who had been advocating for a day to celebrate the contributions of American workers). Six days after the strike, President Cleveland signed into law Labor Day, when we celebrate the accomplishments of American workers. In a larger sense, Labor Day reminds us of the need to give time for rest while we celebrate work. Labor Day also marks the unofficial end of summer and the transition to Fall. On this Labor Day weekend, and as the season comes to a change, what is it that brings you joy and helps you feel recreated?

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