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


Whereas Siblings Day is observed on April 10 and celebrates the bond between siblings which is forever a special gift; and

Whereas It is important that we recognize that our brothers and sisters share our earliest memories, grow and thrive with us, and help us celebrate and prosper through the highs and lows that life has to offer; and

Whereas Siblings are often our first  companions, taking on the role of mentor, roll model, and friend; and

Whereas It is important that we take this day to recognize the  contribution that siblings make to the betterment of our lives and the lives of others,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim April 10, 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 third day of April, in the year two thousand and thirteen, 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