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Photos: Work force, we salute you
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On Sept. 2, the U.S. nationally recognized Labor Day. Businesses gave employees the day off and many used the three-day weekend to relax, have fun and spend time with their loved ones. Some may have gone to the JAS Concerts to see Sting.

Labor Day is recognized as the first Monday in September. It is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, and was proposed in 1885. Colorado started to recognize Labor Day in 1887. The day is meant as a national tribute to honor the contributions workers have made to the function, strength, and well-being of the United States.

Pictured here are just a few of the Mid-Valley's hard workers. Whether you are a farmer, waitress, news reporter, or something else entirely, the RFWJ wants to thank you for all the work you do.