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

Whereas Scituate was first settled in 1627 and later incorporated as a town in 1636; and  

Whereas In the 375 years since its incorporation, Scituate has evolved into a year-round residential community while maintaining a strong connection to its history; and

Whereas Scituate is a small to mid-sized seacoast community located equidistant between Boston and Plymouth; and

Whereas  Historic points of interest in Scituate include: Scituate Lighthouse, The Old Oaken Bucket Homestead and Well, The Lawson Tower, Stockbridge Mill and the Cudworth House as well as the Little Red School House, home to the Scituate Historical Society; and

Whereas The name Scituate is derived from an Indian word which the early settlers understood as Satuit, meaning "Cold Brook", and referred to the small stream flowing through the town into Scituate Harbor; and

Whereas On this day, Town of Scituate celebrates its 375 anniversary,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 5, 2011,  to be

Scituate Day

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 fifth day of October, in the year two thousand and eleven, 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