(WLTX) - It's Labor Day, the day set aside each year to honor the achievement of America's workers.
The holiday had its beginnings in the 1880s, when smaller organizations began to celebrate the occasion. It was officially made a U.S. holiday when President Grover Cleveland signed a law in 1877 proclaming the day.
Over the years, the holiday has taken on another tradition as being the last gasp of the summer travel season. In our state, Myrtle Beach and Charleston were once again expected to be the top destination points. AAA Carolinas estimated there would be a five percent increase in Labor Day travel in 2013, with 445,200 traveling more than 50 miles out of town between Thursday and Monday. Part of that increase is fueled by gas prices; although we've seen an increase over the last week, the cost of a gallon of gas is still the lowest for Labor Day weekend since 2010.
Happy Labor Day from News19!