Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas Caribbean Americans continue to be a vital part of the Commonwealth’s rich culture by contributing significantly to all aspects of daily life, including education, medicine, commerce, trade, agriculture, public service and technology; and
Whereas Thousands of Caribbean Americans have made Massachusetts their home, representing many nations and ethnicities with their unique language, culture and experience; and
WhereasTheir cultural and artistic legacy is renowned throughout the world; and
Whereas Throughout the month of August, many people of Caribbean descent around the world and in our Commonwealth gather to celebrate their cultural identity.
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick,Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim August 25-31, 2013, to be
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 twenty-fourth day of July, in the year thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth