From 1894 when it became a federal holiday with a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” followed by a festival for the workers and their families, to today in year 2011, the meaning of Labor Day has changed a lot for most Americans.
Depending on who you are, the celebration became many other things 1- a symbolic celebration of the end of summer. 2- the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. 3- school sessions resuming in many school districts across the USA. 4- Riding with your buddies during an extra long weekend, etc. Myself? Just wishing that Labor Day comes back to a celebration of All Americans having a job… Whatever it means to you, have a very Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend.