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Schofield woman continues Labor Day parade tradition

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Millions of people celebrated Labor Day across the country. Those celebrations included a parade in Wausau.

Carol Saal of Schofield settled in to her favorite spot to enjoy the Wausau Labor Day parade.

"We come here every year to see the parade with the grand kids," said Saal.  
 
Saal says she's been attending the parade for as long as she can remember.

"I wanted to get the same spot we always get every year, it's convenient when the parade ends, this is the end of the route and I leave right away," she said. 
 
So why does she keep up this tradition? Saal says it's for one reason.

"It's to celebrate that we are a working America and we have to stand by our people," said Saal. 
 
Standing by and showing her support for more than 30 years. Saal started the tradition taking her oldest son to the parade. Now, she takes her grandchildren.

"That's what it's all about, supporting your families and friends," said Saal.  

Thousands of others attended the parade. It started at the corner of West Wausau Avenue, ending at the Labor Temple.

"This is one of many things that go on in Wausau year round," said John Prey of Wausau. 
 
Organizers say it's a great way to say thanks to those who work.

"Labor is a big part of what makes our country go," said Randy Radtke, Marathon County Labor Council President.
 
Now, another Labor Day has come and gone. But Saal says she'll be back next year in the same spot.

 Organizers say more than 40 different groups walked in the parade, including republican and democratic politicians.

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