Labor day has come. It is a time to remember all of those courageous men and women who fought to secure the rights and freedoms of the working class. Without their struggle, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy things like the 40-hour workweek, overtime, sick leave, maternity leave, or workers’ compensation to name a few. It is a true celebration of the American spirit. Labor day is also the time when summer ends. Although summer doesn’t officially end until around September 23, labor day gives us time to reflect on the warm sunny season. Me being a summer baby plays a role in my sentiment for this time of year. This means is not only a turning leaves the of but the turning of old ideas and attitudes. As the winter months approach, Labor Day signifies a beginning of an end. The cocoon of winter will surround us until we emerge in spring.