Labor Day: Implications for UUs

What does this season-ending holiday really mean to us? Anything other than another long weekend of R & R to close the summer and usher in fall? When and why did Labor Day come about? What is its place in our nation’s never-ending quest to achieve its founding ideals? How could Labor Day serve as a bench mark — an important, annual moment of reflection — in our personal quest to live out our Unitarian Universalist principles, especially the first one?