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WHEREAS, President Ronald Wilson Reagan, the fortieth President of the United States of America, died the fifth day of June, 2004; and
WHEREAS, Ronald Reagan was elected President twice by the people of Massachusetts and served with honor and distinction; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States, George W. Bush, has by executive order directed that executive departments, independent agencies and other federal governmental agencies be closed on Friday, June 11,2004 as a mark of respect for Ronald Reagan;
WHEREAS, it is appropriate and fitting to set aside a day to honor the memory of Ronald Reagan, who inspired the nation with his optimism, patriotism and hope for America; who helped open the oppressed nations of the world to freedom and democracy; and who led our nation with vision, courage, humor and faith.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MITT ROMNEY, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the Supreme Executive Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby declare that Friday, June 11, 2004 shall be a day of honor for the life of President Reagan and order that all state executive branch departments and agencies shall be closed on Friday, June 11, 2004, except that all essential personnel shall report to work as scheduled.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this 10th day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of the United States of America two hundred and twenty seven.
MITT ROMNEY, GOVERNOR
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH
WILLIAM FRANCIS GALVIN