As a former federal worker with 32 years of service at the Department of
Justice in Washington, D. C., the Fourth of July is an important day for me. Since the dawn of our nation, federal workers have played a significant role in America's achievements. These days politicians act and speak like I should be ashamed of working for the Federal Government and that my 32 years of dedication to my very difficult job were a waste.
Despite what anyone says, I know how important my contribution was to this
The contributions of federal workers will be very much in evidence this
week as Americans prepare to celebrate our nation's birthday. Millions of
Americans will check a weather report prepared by the National Weather
Service, grill meat inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
fly in skies kept safe by the Federal Aviation Administration and the
Transportation Security Administration. Others will enjoy time outdoors in
our National Parks, travel with children protected by car seats inspected
by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and visit post offices to mail
letters and packages to loved ones serving in the military.
My fellow federal workers and I are proud of the jobs we've done for
America for the last 236 years. We wish you, and the nation we love, a
happy Independence Day.
Mary Beth Edwards
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