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In Honor Of Mrs. Mary L. Liddell

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

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Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to rise today in order to publicly recognize a civic leader of South Florida, Mrs. Mary Liddell.

As some of you may know, Mrs. Liddell has worked tirelessly for the students of the Dade County Public School System.

Mary began her career as an elementary school teacher at Miami's Dubar Elementary School in 1964. Since then, she has served six schools in four decades. In each community, she has blessed her students with an uncommon commitment to an education that goes far beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic.

In addition to her long years of service to the Dade County Public Schools, Mrs. Liddell is a leading community activist. As a representative of the March of Dimes, the YWCA, numerous voter registration drives, and the Democratic Black Caucus of Dade County, she has demonstrated to her students first hand what it means to be an interested and concerned citizen.

After more than 35 years serving the Dade Country Public Schools, Mary Liddell will be retiring on June 19, 1998. The following evening, Miami's education and community service communities will be joining together to celebrate her noteworthy career. Mr. Speaker, I ask for any colleagues to join me today as we honor a truly great American. Mary has touched the lives of literally thousands of our children and for that we thank her.