Proclamation 5813 -- Public Service Recognition Week, 1988
the President of the
employees, with their commitment to excellence and diversity of skills,
contribute significantly to the leadership of the
Government employees provide such a broad range of services that few citizens remain unaffected by their work. They defend our Nation, enforce the laws, help protect the environment, maintain vital transportation systems, work to prevent the entry and abuse of illegal drugs, administer the Social Security system, conduct health research, help parents teach their children, and perform countless other vital tasks for society. These public servants have also helped develop innovative technologies to show the way in the critical fields of defense, health care, agriculture, and industry.
In recognition of the indispensable contributions made by government employees, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 242, has designated the period commencing May 2, 1988, and ending May 8, 1988, as ``Public Service Recognition Week'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation calling for observance of this week.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year
of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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