Across the country and in our communities, government employees serve and protect us every day. Throughout the year, but especially during Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13, we should gratefully acknowledge their service.
I want to personally thank all public employees.
Public employees are there for us at the local, state and federal level. They work side by side with our military at home and abroad to defend our country and provide care to our veterans. They protect our communities from violence, teach our children, deliver our mail and safeguard the safety of our food and medicines. Public employees maintain the parks and natural resources we enjoy in the state of Washington. They ensure these essential functions are financed, that Social Security checks arrive on time, and that our borders and airports are secure. When disasters occur, they come to our rescue and help us recover.
During Public Service Recognition Week, please join me in thanking and recognizing the important work of the public employees in our community.