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Posted 5/12/2017

Release no. 17-008

Eugene Wall

Vicksburg, Miss… The week of May 7 – 13, 2017 has been designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and we find ourselves grateful for the opportunity to thank our fellow federal, state and local government employees for all you do on behalf of our nation.

Public servants are on the front lines guarding our national security, caring for veterans and providing important services to the American people at the federal, state and local levels of government. Since the founding of our country, public employees have worked to ensure that our government is the best in the world.

"Each and every day, we have the pleasure of witnessing firsthand their remarkable contributions and achievements. Even during these difficult times, you continue working to find innovative solutions to complex issues. Your hard work does not go unnoticed, and we want you to know that we are proud to serve with you."

The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district balances a limited budget while engaged in hundreds of projects throughout the district boundary and employs approximately 1,100 people.