Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In high society, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day of the year when it is fashionable for women to wear white. Today Labor Day Sales are a time when business have a sale to get people ready for Fall, clear out their Summer inventory and get ready for the Christmas rush. History of Labor Day: The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement. The holiday is often regarded as a day of rest and parties. Speeches or political demonstrations are more low-key than May 1 Labor Day celebrations in most countries, although events held by labor organizations often feature political themes and appearances by candidates for office, especially in election years. Forms of celebration include picnics, barbecues, fireworks displays, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer recess. Similarly, some teenagers and young adults view it as the last weekend for parties before returning to school, although school starting times now vary. Ok maybe too much information but now you know about Labor Day. Check out Laramie Lives’ Top 5 Labor Day Sales going on this weekend!

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    Windmill Hill Greenhouse

    Fall Sale 30% off all Trees, Shrubs and Evergreens 25% off all Perennial Plants, 20% off all Bark and Mulch, 20% off all Compost , Peat Moss, 5 gal Cottonwoods Reg. $29 now $19, 50% Trees, Shrubs and Evergreens Marked with Orange Flagging Tape, 30% off all filled Flower Pots, 4.5” Pots Annuals Reg. $4.50 Now $2.50 (Items to be planted by Windmill Hill staff will not be discounted) Phone: 742-7151 Address: 4109 Fort Sanders Dr.

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    Music Box

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    Sony Google TV's are all the rage right now and we have them starting at $299. With any TV purchase you can buy a mount or stand at 20% off. Used Video games buy one get one 50% off, Free Ed Hardy Case or Car Charger with any Verizon upgrade or new activation, 25% off Samsonite, Timberland and Swiss Gear laptop backpacks, 15% off all car audio, And our dorm room specials 15% off Induction Plates (all you need is a plug to cook) and 10% off All Frigidaire beverage and dorm room fridges. We are also offering 12 to 36 month free financing. Phone: 307-742-3774 Address: 300 South Second St, Laramie Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM Web: www.laramiemusicbox.com

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    All Terrain Sports

    30% Off all Road Bikes we have a huge selection! We many great road bikes in all sizes ready to take home. Phone: 721-8036 Web: www.allterrainsports.com Address: 412 Grand Avenue Laramie Hours: M-Sat 9-6 Sunday 12-4

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    ACE

    Is having a huge Labor Day Sale, make sure you get one of their flyers in the Boomerang or at the store. 20% off all Ace brand paint. Get ready for winter with Furnace Filters, and cleaning supplies and tailgating BBQ items. Phone: 755-0781 Address: 611 B Grand Avenue Hours: M-Sat 7-8 and Sun 8-7

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    Copper Kettle

    20-30% off Specially Marked Items. Pizza Stones, Cookery, China Tea Sets and much more! Phone: 742-1800 Address: 209 S 2nd, Laramie Web: www.mycopperkettle.com