Pictured above from left to right are Councilman Henry Cooper, Retired Educator Gretchen Holloway, and Councilman Jim Jones.
VALLEY- On Monday, Valley Mayor Leonard Riley and Council recognized local educators in observance of Retired Teachers Day. Councilman Henry Cooper read a special proclamation as retired Chambers County School teacher Gretchen Holloway accepted on behalf of her peers. Holloway taught in Chambers County for more than thirty-two years.
"WHEREAS public education is the foundation of our society and is the most critical element in the progress and enlightenment of our state and nation; and,
WHEREAS the public educators in our educational system have carried the torch of knowledge, opening doors to the challenge and excitement of learning for countless youths; and,
WHEREAS, retired public educators throughout Alabama are deserving of the highest praise and recognition our state can bestow for devotion to their professionalism; and
THEREFORE, be it resolved that I Leonard Riley, by the virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Valley, do hereby proclaim that November 14th, 2022, is "Retired Teachers Day" and encourages all citizens to join together in paying tribute to its retired public educators", read Cooper.
"Thank you for thinking of us on this day. May God bless you for acknowledging those who have served, and given their life to many children in this land, and country who have made great model citizens", said Hollaway.
Afterward the Valley Council stood, and applauded all retired educators.