The United States was built on the innovation, achievements, and contributions of the American worker.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership - the American worker.
On Labor Day, we honor the hard work of all those who drive our economy, provide for our families, and help ensure the success and well-being of our nation.
Since many workers receive a well-deserved Monday off, the Labor Day holiday is traditionally considered to be the last big weekend of the summer. It's prime time for one last trip to the lake or river, one last backyard barbeque, or the final campout of the season. If you plan to travel over the holiday weekend, please travel safely.
The following are good tips if you plan to travel this Labor Day:
- Wear your seatbelt.
- Observe the speed limit.
- Don't drink and drive.
If you participate in water activities such as swimming, boating, or floating, please wear a life jacket and follow boating safety laws. Swim with a buddy, keep sight of children playing in the water, and never operate a watercraft while intoxicated.
We hope you enjoy the Labor Day holiday and celebrate responsibly!
Sheriff Tony Helms