Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
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