Labor Day Weekend…Already?

Labor Day weekend has arrived, and we here at FTF feel it’s a bit too soon.  Summer has crept by and fall is right around the corner, making this weekend the perfect time to squeeze in any last minute summer plans.

Barbecues, trips to the beach and relaxing with friends seem to be the most common ways people spend their time on Labor Day.  But don’t be afraid to stray from the norm and adventure out to things like the U.S. Open, an exciting NYC block party, or even a fun trip to a baseball game!

But before you go soak up the sun, how about soaking in a few historic facts that you may not know about Labor Day:

The first Labor Day in the US was observed in 1882 in New York City.  It became a federal holiday in 1894 when it became a top priority of President Cleveland to reconcile with the labor movement after several workers were killed by the U.S. military during the Pullman Strike, a strike between labor unions and railroads.  So to prevent further conflict, this national holiday was established only six days after the strike ceased.

So thanks to the labor unions and President Cleveland we now have a three-day weekend coming up!

The FTF team will be enjoying the holiday weekend in many ways.  Let us know what your plans are for the holiday weekend. And no matter what you’re doing, we hope you enjoy yourself, be safe and have a great time!

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