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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Recognizing National Public Service Week, May 5–11, 2013

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing Public Service Recognition Week, May 5–11, 2013.

“I am proud to honor the public servants who tirelessly serve our country. From my experiences working with these talented individuals inside the classroom, down the hall and throughout our communities, I know first-hand that public servants dedicate their lives, and sometimes risk their lives, for the good of the country – often without asking for much in return. As the events in recent months have reminded us, public service workers help to protect our children, families, and communities. Whether you serve in the federal, state, county, or local government, I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you.”