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Buffalo Labor Day Parade Celebrates Holiday's Meaning

(WBEN) -- Though it connotes the last weekend of the summer and signals the start of the school year across the country, western New Yorkers are recognizing Labor Day for its meaningful intentions.

The annual Labor Day parade in Buffalo will pass through South Buffalo on its way to Cazenovia Park. It kicks off at noon in front of the Irish Center.

Michael Hoffert, president of the Buffalo-area AFL-CIO Council, said on WBEN's 'Hardline' show Sunday that it's important to remember what the holiday means, instead of forgetting why it's a three-day weekend.

"For me, it's the one day of the year that we celebrate America's workers and the sacrifices that people have made," he said.

"We want to make sure America's workers get their fair share and the theme of this year's parade is 'united we bargain, divided we beg.' I think that pretty much tells the whole story of what labor's about. United we all do better together."

A free picnic will follow the parade.

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