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

Whereas Tai Chi  is a traditional Chinese exercise used both for its defense training and health benefits; and

Whereas T’ai Chi uses gentle movements and postures done in a slow graceful manner without pause, ensuring the body is in constant motion; and

Whereas The practice of T’ai Chi and Qigong may help with stress relief and a variety of health conditions, improve balance and coordination; and

Whereas Qigong and T’ai Chi have been found to aide stress management and improve behavior; and

Whereas Citizens of the Commonwealth and practitioners of T’ai Chi and Qigong take this day to celebrate and practice this traditional exercise,  

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim April 28th,  2012, to be

T'ai Chi and Qigong 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 eighteenth day of April, 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