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The Fall Issue of the 2020 FREA Bulletin is now Available.  Please Click Image at right to Read, or Download and Print.

Governor's Proclamation 2020

The History of the Florida Retired Educators Day Proclamation

In 1979, FREA Member Fay M. Milton of MacClenny, FL began a two year quest to create Florida Retired Teachers Day.

The recognition for the day was first requested in 1979 and a proclamation was issued for the 3rd Sunday in October by then Governor Bob Graham.

In 1980 the proclamation was again requested and again Governor Graham proclaimed the 3rd Sunday in October as Florida Retired Teachers Day.

On June 1, 1981 the proposal was passed as a law that the 3rd Sunday in November would be recognized as Florida Retired Teachers’ Day.   It was signed by Governor Graham.   This particular date was chosen because it is the Sunday preceding National Education Week, which starts the third Monday of November.

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