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Labor Day

In honor of the Labor Day Holiday,
All of our co-op offices will be closed
Monday September 7, 2020.

Please have a safe holiday weekend!

WHAT IS LABOR DAY? (Shared from the Old Farmer’s Almanac)

Always the first Monday in September, Labor Day was the idea of Peter J. Maguire (although recent research has shown that it might have been his brother Matthew’s idea), a labor union leader who in 1882 proposed a celebration honoring the American worker.

The date chosen was simply “convenient,” according to Maguire, because it was midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.

Although the day’s focus on organized labor has diminished over the years, the holiday has become a way to mark the end of the summer season—and the start of the school year.

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