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

Whereas Bishop John M. Borders, III came to the Morning Star Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981; and

Whereas Under his leadership, membership at the Morning Star Baptist Church has grown from 75 to over 3,000 people; and

Whereas Bishop Borders has received many accolades throughout his tenure including the Martin Luther King Jr. Preaching Fellowship by Morehouse College in 2003; and

Whereas Today marks Bishop Borders’ 30th pastoral anniversary,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 15th, 2011,  to be

Williams Syndrome Awareness Week 

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 fourteenth 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