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Labor Day pays tribute to all of us

 Like so many holidays, the true message and meaning of Labor Day has gotten lost in commercial hype.

It has become the traditional end of summer, the back bookend to a season that opened with Memorial Day. It now, unfortunately, summer’s last gasp as we stuff ourselves at picnics or make final trips to the lake.

Sad indeed.

Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday in September, was born of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the United States Department of Labor. 

Over time, Americans have given ...

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