Below is a text version of the 2013 Public Service Recognition Week Proclamation. A copy of the official proclamation (.pdf, 1 p, 178 KB) may be viewed on the Secretary of State's website.
The text of the proclamation reads as follows:
State of Oklahoma
Whereas, American citizens are served every day by public servants at the federal, state, county and city levels; and
Whereas, public employees take not only jobs, but oaths; and
Whereas, many public servants, including military personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, border patrol officers, embassy personnel, health care professionals, corrections employees, and others, risk their lives daily in service to the people of the United States and around the world; and
Whereas, public servants include educators, doctors and scientists, train conductors, air traffic controllers, nurses and safety inspectors, laborers, information technology professionals, social workers, and numerous other occupations. Day in and day out, they strive to provide vital and diverse services, required by the American people, with efficiency and integrity; and
Whereas, without these public servants at every level, continuity would be impossible in a democracy that regularly transitions its leaders and elected officials; and
Whereas, Public Service Recognition Week, celebrated the first Monday through Sunday in May since 1985, is a time set aside to honor the men and women who devote their careers to public services;
Now, therefore, I, Mary Fallin, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, do hereby proclaim May 8, 2013, as
“Public Service Recognition Week”
in the state of Oklahoma.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol, in the City of Oklahoma City, this 18th day of April, in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and thirteen, and the State of Oklahoma in the one hundred and fifth year.
[original signed by] Larry Parman, Secretary of State
[original signed by] Mary Fallin, Governor