Labor Day means something else to the people of the Florida Keys. It was a day that saw the Hurricane of the century in 1935. The hurricane quickly transformed from a tropical storm into a category 5 hurricane. The hurricane killed over 400 people and every year at the hurricane monument we remember those who passed and their families.
THE REAL ISLAMORADA
With the popularity of the Florida Keys and Islamorada today, it is easy to forget where we came from. Amazing fishing and diving attracts visitors from around the world. The Keys wouldn't be the Keys without these hardy veterans and pioneers. They were building the bridges, the foundation of transportation to the Keys when the hurricane hit. The Labor Day Hurricane memorial event reminds us to value our past and appreciate what others have done before us. So, if you are in Islamorada take a moment and visit the Hurricane Memorial.