Monday, August 1, 2011

Fireworks: Three's a Charm!

Hillsborough Township is going to make a third try at celebrating America's Independence Day...on Labor Day, September 5th.

After being rained out twice, the fireworks are now scheduled to be held at Auten Road Intermediate School with shuttle-buses running from the high school starting at 8 p.m.

Why not just make this a new Hillsborough tradition?

The weather will be cooler. The fireworks can start earlier. The price for fireworks will be cheaper and easier to schedule.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day "...constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country..." and, according to the DOL website, the first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882.

And, if we still want to celebrate America's Independence, there are American historical moments that can be celebrated; on September 5th, 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Of course, Labor Day is probably a time-and-a-half holiday for all the township employees working at the celebration.

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