The People Who Prove Not All Heroes Wear Capes

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Government employees touch our lives every day from the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment our head hits the pillow at night. But during the course of the day, how often do we think about them? The truth is, we probably don’t think about them at all.   

That’s because their work is seamless, often done behind the scenes. But their tremendous work allows us to live our lives and be a productive member of society without having to worry about “little things” like clean air and cures to diseases.

During the Public Service Recognition Week on May 7-13, we would like to honor the men and women who’ve answered the call for public service and made our lives easier. We may not tell them often enough how much we appreciate them, but we know our lives would be awful or even impossible without them.   

Why? Because without government workers, there would be… 

  • No law enforcement officers to patrol our streets or lock up criminals. 
  • No doctors or nurses to care for our family members who are veterans. 
  • No food inspectors to keep our food safe. 
  • No scientists and other staff to fix polluted rivers, air, and land. 
  • No researchers to find cures to deadly diseases. 
  • No forecasts and warnings of impending storms and natural disasters. 
  • No emergency workers to respond in their aftermath. 
  • No officers to keep bombs off the planes. 
  • No teachers to educate our children. 
  • No men and women in uniform to protect our country. 
  • No judges and other staff to enforce civil rights laws that protect against discrimination. 
  • No engineers and workers to build roads and bridges. 
  • No oversight of financial institutions, food and drug companies, utilities, elections, and workplaces. 
  • No affordable mail delivery. 
  • No one to process our retirement checks. 

And the list goes on.  

So this week, say a special “thank you” to these unsung heroes in our lives.  

They are all government workers, and they are proud to work for you.  

Share this post if you appreciate our government employees and their work. Share if you don't want to see cuts to these amazing programs that are so important to us, our children, and grandchildren. 


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