The White House

Public Service Recognition Week, 2001

I am pleased to send warm greetings at all those celebrating this year's Public Service Recognition Week.

Public employees' work is often behind the scenes and unsung, yet invaluable to the vitality of America. From diplomacy and environmental pretection to local sanitation and public education, these dedicated men and women serve our country on every level of government and in many capacities. Their outstanding contributions to America allow us to continue building solid communities and a stronger Nation.

Across our country thousands of people gather to take part in many types of community events to learn more about the many aspects of public service. Through these programs, public employees build bridges between government and citizens. I urge all Americans to take part in honoring and learning about public employees and their important work for our Nation.

Best wishes for a wonderful week.