Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas Families are the core of America and play an important role in the development of children, laying the foundation for values and citizenship; and

Whereas As their children’s first and most important teachers, parents can foster a lifelong love of learning; and

Whereas Dinner time is an excellent way for families to engage in conversation, share stories and renew meaningful bonds; and

Whereas On Family Day, we emphasize our commitment to supporting families and recognizing the significance of family to our Commonwealth; and

How, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 26th, 2011, to be

Family Day 

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin 
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts