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

Whereas The safety and well-being of our children is of primary importance to the people of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas Over 5000 children nationwide are treated annually for falls from windows that are not adequately screened or equipped with safety latches; and

Whereas The Boston Public Health Commission has recognized this danger to children and has instituted an awareness program called “Kids Can’t Fly;” and

Whereas All parents, caretakers and property owners in the Commonwealth should be aware of the dangers of open windows, especially in hot summer months, and take the necessary steps to make sure safety measures are in place,

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

Window Safety Month

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts