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Executive Proclamation
State of South Dakota
Office of the Governor

WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of this country; and,

WHEREAS, Working families in the state of South Dakota, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to assure work-related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored; and,

WHEREAS, The United States Department of Labor has evolved to meet the changing needs of a changing workforce by partnering with employers, community organizations, and institutions of higher learning to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and,

WHEREAS,The impact of the United States Department of Labor has reached outside the confines of the workplace, touching people's lives at all stages, by allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training veterans and young people for the careers of a lifetime; and guaranteeing the pensions of retired workers; and,

WHEREAS The inestimable value of the services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain /> of paramount importance to the well-being of all Americans and that it will address tomorrow's conditions, and meet the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight, and passion it has shown for the past century:

Now, Therefore, I, Dennis Daugaard, Governor of the state of South Dakota, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013, as

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY DAY

in South Dakota.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused
to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of South Dakota, in
Pierre, the Capital City, this Twelfth Day of February in the
Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Thirteen.

Dennis Daugaard, Governor

Attest:

Jason M. Grant, Secretary of State