Commonwealth of Massachusetts
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas Bernardston was first settled in 1738 and later incorporated as a town in 1762; and
Whereas The town was named after Sir Francis Bernard, who served as the first Royal Governor of Massachusetts from 1760 to 1769; and
Whereas The town's lands were originally set off for the officers and soldiers who fought in the "Falls Fight," a battle loosely related to King Philip's War; and
Whereas Bernardston is a small, rural and agricultural town situated in north-central Franklin County on the Vermont border; and
Whereas On this day, the Town of Bernardston celebrates its 250th anniversary,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March 6, 2012, to be
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this second day of February, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts