The proclamation states,
“The retired educators of Georgia have donated thousands of hours of volunteer service and make invaluable contributions to the welfare of their respective communities across the state … We call upon the citizens of Gordon County to observe that day in an appropriate manner honoring retired educators.”
The proclamation continues with a request the local churches recognize these retired educators and the contributions they have made and continue to make for the betterment of human lives and society.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a similar proclamation, which included this statement:
“Citizens of Georgia are grateful for the work done by retired educators around the state and nation. We commend them for their time and commitment to bettering our country. Therefore, I declare Nov. 6 as Retired Educators Day in Georgia … “
Also according to the proclamation:
”There are more than 89,000 retired educators in Georgia, 20,500 of who are members of the Georgia Retired Educators Association.”