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The State of New Hampshire
By Her Excellency
Margaret Wood Hassan, Governor

A PROCLAMATION

United States Department of Labor
Centennial Day
March 15, 2013

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, Working families in the great state of Oklahoma, 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 wellbeing 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, MARGARET WOOD HASSAN, GOVERNOR of the State of New
Hampshire, do hereby proclaim MARCH 15, 2013 as UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
LABOR CENTENNIAL DAY
in the State of New Hampshire.

Given this 15th day of March, in the year of Our
Lord two thousand and thirteen, and the
independence of the United States of America,
two hundred and thirty-seven.
Margaret Wood Hassan
Governor