On Labor Day, we pay tribute to the American workers who make the nations stronger, their freedom, and leadership. Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September. It was created in the 19th century by the labor movement and became a federal holiday in 1894. This holiday is devoted to all the American workers who have achieved in socially and economically. These are works that have made the strength, well-being, and prosperity of our country.
The first Labor Day ever celebrated was on September 5, 1882 in New York City. There used to be public parades and then a parade to follow to celebrate the workers, some would even give speeches as well. Unfortunately, that aspect has decreased as the years go on.
Students at Lebanon High School had many plans for their three-day weekend, whether it was to just stay home with their friends or even go out of state.
“This weekend my mom, girlfriend (Cecelia Korth), and I planned a trip down to Florida to meet up with my dad. We leave Thursday after school, August 31st and come back Tuesday, September 5th. My dad is in Hollywood, Florida having a poker tournament. We do not have anything special planned but to hang out and just to go as the day goes on,” said Senior Dalton Reynolds
Some students planned to stay in town and hangout with some friends.
“Labor Day weekend I just had plans to hang out with friends. I have a football game against Danville on Saturday. Also, my AAU team, Northside Spartans, has basketball tournaments this weekend. I may end up going to Holiday World on Monday as well with some friends,” said freshman Nicholas Kaylor.
Labor Day weekend is filled with some family traditions that live on and that will always have plans for every Labor Day.
“The three-day weekend I will be going to watch my favorite team, Notre Dame play Temple, with my family. This has become an annually thing we do for our Labor Day weekend. We always tailgate before the game as well. My uncle from Rhode Island is coming to Indiana this weekend, so I will be able to hang out with him and my family. The rest of my plans are just to hang out with my friends and enjoy my day off,” said freshman Aisling Frost.
Students kept last weekend simple but fun.
“I am going to go to Raccoon Lake for the weekend. I will be going with Lucy Tubbs family, some of their friends, and my sister will be going. We leave Saturday morning and then will be on the boat the rest or the weekend. I plan to just lay out and tube as well with the family,” said senior Hannah Wirey.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Hannah Wirey