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Retired Teachers, Appreciation Week planned Oct. 21-25

The week of October 21-25 is Retired Teacher Appreciation Week in Kentucky.

Michael Caudill is president of the seven-county region known as the Upper Kentucky River Retired Teachers Association and he encourages readers to seek out the teacher or teachers who had a positive influence on their lives, and say to them, “Thank you.”

The proclamation by the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association is:

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have devoted their careers to the education and training of literally thousands upon thousands of Kentucky’s youth, and

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have retrained and/or provided primary educational opportunities to hundreds of adults in the state who for one reason or other, had fallen behind in the formal education needed for job and social skills, and

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers rendered valuable services in diverse leadership roles in their communities and institutions throughout their careers and continue to render such services as retirees; and

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers represent the profession, which is given the basic responsibility for launching the careers of state and national leaders and for laying the foundation for the welfare of all members of our society; and

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers have toiled ceaselessly to improve the quality of life in the state and nation, too often in less than adequate circumstances and for less than adequate pay; and

Whereas, Kentucky’s retired teachers represent a tremendous pool of experience and training which remains dedicated to the betterment of society everywhere; and

Whereas Kentucky’s retired teachers represent a loyal, patriotic, and concerned citizenry, which provided a dedicated and dependable support to the leaders in our communities, state, and nation

Whereas, Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly has honored Kentucky Retired Teachers retired teachers by recognizing the third week of October as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week NOW,

Therefore, I, Harold Wilson, President of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association, do hereby proclaim October 21-25, 2019 as Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week

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