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Give a little history lesson! Why do we celebrate Labor Day? This is a great link from the US Department of Labor that will help your children understand what this day is all about! :)

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Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX Century. Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

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Child labor in the US - early 1900s. Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia.

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Labor day is a day to celebrate the works of each American that strengthen this country. Take pride in the country you live in and all the work that builds up this great nation. Have a terrific Labor day weekend! And remember to take pride in your business through your social media. http://www.dol.gov/laborday/history.htm

Labor Day was created to honor the American worker. Illustration: The First Labor Day Parade, Sept 5, 1882, NYC

Did you know that the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882 in New York City? Find out more about the history of Labor Day.

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