By the Governor of the state of Georgia
Retired Educators Day
Whereas: More than 72,000 retired educators have devoted their time, energies and talents to public education, providing the educational development of millions of outstanding Georgia citizens; and
Whereas: Retired educators touched and influenced the lives of generations of young people and motivated and inspired them to use their innate talents and abilities to the fullest and to become responsible and contributing citizens; and
Whereas: Retired educators possess valuable knowledge and use their lifetime experiences and skills to enrich the educational process in a variety of settings.Often they continue to be a major source of insight and direction for our state and our nation. Many continue to serve in religious, civic and political organizations;and
Whereas: For over forty-nine years, the Georgia Retired Educators Association has dedicated its efforts to improving the welfare of retired educators and has provided opportunities for them to become involved in community activities; and
Whereas: All citizens of Georgia owe a debt of gratitude and appreciation to retired educators for their dedicated service to our state and nation; now
Therefore: I, Sonny Perdue, Governor of the state of Georgia, do hereby proclaim Nov. 4, 2007, as Retired Educators Day in Georgia and urge our citizens to recognize the lasting contributions of our state’s retired educators.
In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 26th day of September in the year of our Lord two thousand seven.