This week, the men and women who have dedicated their lives to maintaining and improving our nation's quality of life are being celebrated for their contribution. Their hard work makes our daily lives possible. Unfortunately, their effort often goes unnoticed, and many of the functions they provide are relegated to background noise. We take for granted that our waste disappears from our homes, that we can drive to the grocery store, or that our lights will turn on. When we do notice public works, it's after disasters or when infrastructure or services fail.
This week, be mindful of the public works projects and services that make our communities possible, and remember that they can only work with the funding we provide them. Investing in public works is investing in our quality of life.