During the Maple Valley City Council meeting May 14, the council announced three proclamations.
The first proclamation made was National Police Week — May 13 to May 19. The week is dedicated to honoring police officers and all of the work they do for local communities.
It is also a week to honor fallen police officers. According to policeweek.org, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed the proclamation to make May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is a day to honor officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
The council also proclaimed May 20 to May 26 as National Public Works Week. This is a week to give a voice to the impact that the public works departments have on cities in the United States.
The council honored the public works department and thanked them for all of the work they do within Maple Valley.
The last proclamation made Monday was “Beni Bryant Day.” The council dedicated May 14 to Beni Bryant, a young singer from Maple Valley that was discovered by The Voice Kids in Germany.
For more information on Beni and his experience on The Voice, visit http://www.maplevalleyreporter.com/life/maple-valley-teen-makes-it-on-the-voice-kids-in-germany/.