Thank government workers

Each year the president and Congress designate the first full week of May (this year, May 6--12) as Public Service Recognition Week, in honor of the men and women who serve America as federal, state, county and local government employees. Public Service Recognition Week highlights the accomplishments of the dedicated public servants who work tirelessly on behalf of all Americans, and who rarely get the credit they deserve.

Too often, we highly criticize our public servants, saying they are unproductive, inefficient, rude and so on. Some of us don’t appreciate public employees until there is a need – whether a crime, accident, obtaining a driver’s license, etc.

There are many dedicated and productive public servants who fill many of our various needs daily. And they deserve a big thank you from the citizens of Augusta.

I will look forward to Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s appreciation proclamation for city workers.

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