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The 2013 Service to America Medals revealed the devastating effects of a government shutdown

As the government shutdown continues for a third week, we reflect on the 2013 Service to America Medals awards gala, which took place three days into that year’s government shutdown. That night as we we recognized our government’s most outstanding employees, many of whom were furloughed as they received their awards, it was a powerful reminder of just how important the federal workforce is and how damaging shutdowns can be.

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