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THE CITY OF SAVANNAH
GEORGIA
Proclamation

WHEREAS, For the post 100 years, tile 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 City of Savannah, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labors 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 lifetime careers; 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 all 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, Edna Branch Jackson, Mayor, on behalf of the Savannah City do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013 as:

"United States Department of Labor Centennial Anniversary Day"

in Savannah, Georgia, and ask that all residents of our local community join me in celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor and its vital contributions to the people of our nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto seal my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Savannah, Georgia to be affixed. This 4th day of, March 2013

Edna Branch Jackson
Mayor