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Editorial: Giving thanks on Labor Day

Monday is Labor Day.

For many, the weekend is an unofficial end to the summer season, a time for cookouts and fun on the water. For others, it’s a chance to take advantage of the sales that have become synonymous with the holiday.

But this time around, much more so than in recent years, the Labor Day holiday has an added meaning.

For those of us that find ourselves fortunate still to have jobs in the midst of this pandemic, it’s a time to give thanks that we are gainfully employed. And, for all of us, it’s a time to think about those who aren’t so lucky.

If you can afford it, maybe donate your time or money to a group like the Bread for Life Food Pantry (, Helping the Homeless (, Hands Across Mathews ( or the countless other organizations, both locally and nationwide, trying to fill the need.

According to a June report from the Pew Research Center, unemployment numbers shot up h...

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