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

Whereas The town of Pembroke was incorporated on March 21st, 1712 after negotiations with the Earl of Pembroke, the General Court and eastern Duxbury; and

Whereas Pembroke situated on the North River, together with Marshfield, Norwell, Hanover and Scituate built and sent over a thousand sturdy vessels throughout the world, including “The Beaver” which played an important role in the Boston Tea Party; and

Whereas Residents of Pembroke served with honor in the French and Indian War, serving everywhere from Fort William Henry in New York to the shores of Nova Scotia; and

Whereas Historian George Bancroft, in what later became known as “The Pembroke Resolves,” did write, "The first official utterance of revolution did not spring from a congress of the colonies, or the future chiefs of this republic, from the rich or learned. The people of the little interior town of Pembroke, unpretending husbandmen, full of the glory of their descent from the Pilgrims, concluded a clear statement of their grievances with the prediction of a dissolution between the mother country and the colonies;" and

Whereas According to CNN Money, Pembroke is one of the best places to live in the United States; and

Whereas On this day, Pembroke celebrates its 300th anniversary,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim March 21st, 2012,  to be

Pembroke 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 eighth day of March, 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