Labor Day

Hamburgers and French Fries with American Flags for Labor Day

Labor Day is this Monday, September 5th.  This day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.  It was created by the labor movement in the late 1800s in the height of the Industrial Revolution.  Labor Day weekend also symbolizes the end of Summer, and is generally celebrated with parades, parties, and lots of food.

While most of us celebrate Labor Day as a day off work, there’s more to the story.  I found this article in Country Living interesting to Find Out Why We Celebrate Labor Day.  As a big history buff, it’s cool to read about our country’s beginnings and to see how far we’ve come.  I for one am incredibly grateful for the progress we’ve made and am always looking for a reason to celebrate (every day).

One of the most popular traditions that have evolved is to cookout and kick back.  Are you firing up the outdoor grill this weekend?  If you’re tired of the same ol’ burgers and dogs, check out these suggestions from Food Network – 50 Cookout Classics Every Labor Day Party Needs.  If you’re not the cooking type, then keep logging on to VillagerEats.com to view Labor Day specials at our favorite restaurants.

Now more than ever, give thanks to all the hard-working people who make our life here in The Villages® the friendly place it is.

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