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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1942         FILED ON: 11/26/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1963

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard T. Moore

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act designating June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army and June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Brian A. Joyce

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Gale D. Candaras

First Hampden and Hampshire

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1942        FILED ON: 11/26/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1963

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, John F. Keenan, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate June fourteenth as the birthday of the United States Army and June ninth as General Sylvanus Thayer Day.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act designating June 14 as the birthday of the United States Army and June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 6, of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section15RRRRR, the following new section,

              Section 15SSSSS.  The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart June 14 as United States Army Birthday Day in recognition of the designation by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to “adopt” the New England Militias around Boston  on June 14, 1775 and the Congress further resolved to form a committee “to bring in a draft of rules and regulations for the government of the Army; and in honor of those who have served, or currently serve in the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Massachusetts Army National Guard, and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

              SECTION 2. Said Chapter 6 is hereby further amended by inserting after Section 15SSSSS, a new section:

              Section 15TTTTT. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart June 9 as General Sylvanus Thayer Day in recognition of the birth in Braintree, Massachusetts on June 9, 1785 Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer also known as "the Father of West Point" and who was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and was also an early advocate of engineering education in the United States, and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

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