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

Whereas On March 10th, Tibetans around the world and in our Commonwealth gather to celebrate their cultural identity:and

Whereas Tibet, located in the world’s highest region in Central Asia, is often called the “Roof of the World”; and

Whereas Tibet’s cultural and artistic legacy is renowned throughout the world; and

Whereas Our vibrant Tibetan American community has made tremendous contributions to the Commonwealth’s society and culture,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March 10th, 2012, to be,

Tibet 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 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