TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – People all over the nation celebrate Labor Day in many different ways.
While we may celebrate differently, we all come together for one reason.
“To respect the men and women who work for a living,” said resident Levi Altvater.
For 38 years, The Terre Haute community has celebrated union workers with a parade.
This year’s parade was sponsored by Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 157.
The parade took place on Wabash Avenue stretching 11th Street to Fairbanks Park, and for many residents attendance is tradition.
“My cousin is in it. And as kids we would sit right here at 7th and Wabash and we would watch the parade. He’s an electrician and so now he is in the parade with his whole family,” explained resident Jessyka West. “And I know he’s really proud of being a union worker and laborer and we’re proud to support him.”
During the parade procession, children collect candy and adults show their support and gratitude for local union workers.
“I don’t know what we would do without them,” said West. “We wouldn’t be able to do anything if we didn’t have our laborers and our union workers.”