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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Proclamation

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, the United States Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier, and fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS, the Department has evolved to meet the changing needs of a dynamic 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 beyond the confines of the workplace, touching 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 this Department is of paramount importance to the well being of all Americans,

WHEREAS, Honolulu joins the rest of our nation in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Department of Labor,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, KIRK CALDWELL, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013, to be

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL DAY

and I congratulate the the U.S. Department of Labor on this momentous celebration and commend its achievements in advancing opportunities for all wage earners.

Done this 25th day of February, 2013, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

KIRK CALDWELL