As we approach Labor Day weekend, many folks will be getting out of town for a last grasp of summer fun. For others, sticking closer to home may be more practical. If staying close to home is the choice you make, this is a great opportunity to discover—or rediscover— the joys of your very own community. I don't know about you, but I always have a running list of that restaurant I have to try or that new museum that just opened.
For this long weekend or another, pretend you are on vacation or hosting out-of-town guests and enjoy the local museum, historic site, winery, restaurant, or whatever other attraction your town has to offer. If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country that's not experiencing extreme weather, take time to get outside and find a new local hike, visit the park, work in the garden, take a nap in a hammock, or enjoy the sunset. The Farmer's Market is another fun place that allows you to buy local foods and enjoy the charm of your community.
Did you know the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City? Or that Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers? It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and wellbeing of our country. If you are one of our hardworking Warriors who keep Southwest and AirTran flying high this weekend—thank you!
DING! You are now free to be Green. What's fun and interesting in your community? Let us know by commenting below.