Fed workers thanked for their service
May 12, 2013 | 412 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To The Editor:

Across the country in communities like Cleveland and Bradley County, Tenn., government employees protect and serve our nation. To honor these workers and their service, the week of May 5-11 has been designated as Public Service Recognition Week [which was observed nationally and locally last week].

I want to personally express my support for the 84,440 active and retired federal workers in Tennessee. Will you join me?

If you checked the weather forecast before going outside this morning, thank the federal employees at the National Weather Service who alert us to impending storms. If your child played with a toy today, thank the federal employees at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission who administer our toy safety standards. When you travel in the Cherokee National Forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park, thank the Forest Service or National Park Service personnel who help families create lifetime memories of our great outdoors.

No travel plans? Here’s something you can do from your own front door. If you received your mail today, thank the U.S. Postal Service carrier who delivered it.

Many of the services that we, as citizens of the great state of Tennessee, rely on are made possible by America’s federal workforce.

We may not realize all our federal worker neighbors do for us, but I hope they know that we appreciate their service to our country.

— Donald L. Rollens

President, Cleveland Chapter,

National Association

of Active & Retired

Federal Employees