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Full slate of Labor Day events in W. Mich.
WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - People all over the country are celebrating the Labor Day holiday, and that includes a lot of events here in West Michigan.
One of those rallies kicked off at noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Kalamazoo.
Local labor leaders, elected officials, and working people are there, honoring Michigan's working families.
As crowds rolled in, organizers told Newschannel 3 that Labor Day is all about showing support for Michigan's working class.
Of course, people are celebrating in a variety of ways Monday.
In Grand Rapids, hundreds of people laced up their sneakers and hit the bridges.
The annual Grand Rapids Bridge Walk took people on a five mile trek through downtown Grand Rapids--the same distance as the famous Mackinac Bridge Walk.
People of all ages and abilities crossed over six bridges in Grand Rapids, with Mayor Heartwell leading the pack.
We even talked to a woman in her 80's who completed all five miles, and has done so for the past four years.
The Kalamazoo rally at Martin Luther King Jr. Park is expected to last until about 1:00 p.m.