Giant sunflower circle commemorates Labor Day

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Dozens of people worked to pay tribute to another year of hard work Monday with a symbol of summer.

The Labor Day Sunflower Project constructed a giant circle made from hundreds of harvested sunflowers in downtown Knoxville. The flowers are grown throughout the community and formed into a circle as a symbol of unity and hard work.

This year, organizers will use a video projector to show pictures of people working as part of the display at night.

"Often times, work, we do so much of it, that it's overlooked. It's like breathing. And we don't realize how much work it takes for everybody to get through the day and get through the year. And all the wonderful things that we create together through that work," said Gerry Moll.

Monday's set-up included performances from Circle Modern Dance.

The display will stay up through the weekend. When it's dismantled, the group will gather the seeds and use them to plant sunflowers for next year's display.

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