Sunday, November 13, 2005

Retired Educators Day

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has declared today - November 13, 2005 - a special day to honor retired educators. Of course, since I am among the 60,000 retired educators in Georgia, I appreciate that recognition. I also appreciate it on behalf of my daughter, son, daughter-in-law, sister,brother, niece, and numerous friends and former colleagues, who are active educators at this point in their lives and will some day join our ranks.

The 60,000 retired educators in the state of Georgia touched and influenced the lives of generations of children, motivating them to become the best they can be at whatever they attempt. They inspired generations of children to develop their abilities and talents to become contributing, responsible citizens. Most of those retired educators continue to use their lifetime experiences to enrich our lives, in other venues now such as church, community organizations, and government. Many are still great sources of insight and direction for younger citizens.

Who are the educators that deserve at least a little of the credit for who and what YOU have become?

Thanks to the GREA Bulletin (a journal of news and reflections for retired educators of Georgia) for some of the information contained in this entry.

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