May 2-7, 2021: Public Service Recognition Week

WHEREAS, Americans are helped every single day by public servants at federal, state, county, and city levels who work to keep our nation running; and,


WHEREAS, our public employees must uphold the United States constitution and take an oath of office, just like our elected officials in public office do; and,


WHEREAS, many public servants, including military personnel, police officers, firefighters, border patrol officers, embassy employees, health care professionals, and others, risk their lives each day in service to the people of Michigan, the United States, and around the world; and,


WHEREAS, public servants include teachers, doctors, scientists, train conductors, astronauts, nurses, safety inspectors, laborers, computer technicians, social workers, and those in countless other occupations.  Day in and day out, they provide the diverse services people demand and expect from their government with efficiency and integrity; and,


WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many public servants stepped up to the sacrifice and the challenge necessary to be on the frontlines to ensure our safety, convenience, and well-being; and,


WHEREAS, without these public servants at every level, continuity would be impossible in a democracy that regularly changes its leaders and elected officials; and,


WHEREAS, though the work and efforts of public servants are specially recognized this week, Michigan remains grateful each and every day;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 2-7, 2021 as Public Service Recognition Week in Michigan.