For me, Labor Day means the return to school. It's the day when summer clothes are 80 percent off and school supplies are in limited supply.
If Labor Day had a smell, it would smell like a freshly mowed lawn, or the sweet breeze of the ocean on a windswept morning.
For those of us who know the history behind the federal holiday, Labor Day has nothing to do with back-to-school bargains or end-of-summer savings. It signifies the labor movement - working for decent wages, fulfilling the American dream to work and support oneself and family.
Here's to a Labor Day filled with fun and relaxation. As I reflect on those who are working today, I'm ever mindful of America's strong and determined workforce. Happy Labor Day 2013!