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Proclamation

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY

MARCH 4, 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 District of Columbia, across the country, and around the world have benefitted from the United States 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 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 inestimable, value of services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain of paramount importance to the well-being of all Americans:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, do hereby proclaim March 4,2013 as ''UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY" in Washington, D.C. and call upon all the residents of this great city to join me in this special celebration.

VINCENT C. GRAY, MAYOR