Commonwealth of Massachusetts
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas German Americans continue to be a vital part of the Commonwealth’s rich diversity by contributing significantly to all aspects of daily life, including education, medicine, commerce, agriculture, public service and technology; and
Whereas The Federal Republic of Germany has been a consistent friend and ally of the United States; and
Whereas The close ties of trade and commerce that have developed between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Commonwealth promise an expanded and strengthened relationship as we continue through the 21st century; and
Whereas It is appropriate that all residents recognize German Americans for their many contributions to the cities and towns across our Commonwealth,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 6th, 2012 to be,
GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE 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 September, in the year two thousand and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts