Several of our area’s retired educators attended the June 6 City Council meeting to receive a proclamation from Mayor Harry Rediger, marking June 8 at “Retired Educators Day” in Cape Girardeau. The proclamation’s text is as follows:
Whereas, public education is the foundation of our society and vital to the strength and advancement of American democracy; and
Whereas, Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel (MRTA) aids in advancing education by supporting high standards of education, thereby strengthening the status of the teaching profession; and
Whereas, MRTA recognizes and honors education employees who have retired from active teaching, administration or support positions; and
Whereas, MRTA promotes group and individual involvement in charitable projects and activities, such as classroom grants, and maintains interest and participation in educational and community activities.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Harry E. Rediger, Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, do hereby proclaim June 8, 2016, as Retired Educators Day in the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and recognize and commend the significant contributions of educators.
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, this 8th day of June, 2016.
— Harry Rediger, Mayor