Many Bronx residents are celebrating Labor Day at work

Labor Day by definition is a national day of rest, but instead of heading to the beach or barbecues many Bronx residents are heading to work.

Those who work at hospitals say they are used to working holidays. Nurses and doctors say in the medical profession, illnesses and medical emergencies occur every day of the year.

Labor Day was initially devised to honor the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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