Let me start off by providing you with a little history lesson. The first Labor Day was likely on September 5, 1882, when 10,000 or so workers gathered in New York City for a parade. This spawned similar events across the county and by 1894, more than half of the states were observing a “working man’s holiday.” Later that year, Congress passed legislation and President Cleveland signed a bill on June 29 designated that “Labor Day” would be the first Monday in September.
What does this mean for us today?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all work hard and deserve a day off. Thank you President Cleveland for making it so.
I know many people also are traveling. It is our last real chance at a break until Thanksgiving. In fact, AAA projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more for from home during the holiday weekend.
I personally, will enjoy my long weekend with not much to do. And I do know myself well enough to know that with free time comes shopping and errands. In fact, a friend of mine already clued me in to great savings happening at one of our favorite stores and it has been added to my to-do list.
Our advertisers are smart. They realize that this is a huge opportunity to capture an audience with time on their hands. We will have flyers from more than 50 advertisers in Sunday’s Tennessean. Some of those advertisers include:
- Best Buy
- Big Lots
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Dollar General
- Electronic Express
- HH Gregg
- Home Depot
- Mattress Firm
- Office Depot
- Rite Aid
- Rooms to Go
So whatever you are up to, enjoy! Happy Labor Day.