Holiday Bash Honors Servicemen
It's a day to honor soldiers and thank them for their hard work.
"We've got the boy scouts over here cooking some food. There's quite a few vendors, like I said, from the lake area. There's a band playing over here. So, we're looking to have quite a few of the soldiers come from Fort Leonard Wood today," event sponsor Tim Jacobsen said.
Labor Day has always given people a reason to celebrate, but this year it's taking on a deeper meaning for some.
"My dad is going across seas this year and I'm just trying to help out," Cody Kramer said.
Ten year-old Kramer isn't the only one celebrating in honor of America's troops.
"All the soldiers and marines and sailors that are over there right now, that is my immediate family," said William Everett, a member of the Air Force.
"Just because somebody's going across seas doesn't mean worry, worry, worry - just be happy," Kramer said.
And people here had a reason to celebrate and be happy. Event coordinators expected nearly a thousand people to come and celebrate on Monday.