BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Whereas, since it first opened to traffic 75 years ago, the Golden Gate Bridge has demonstrated the ingenuity and boldness that California represents to the world; and
Whereas, the Golden Gate Bridge, designed by engineer Joseph Strauss, is one of the architectural marvels of the twentieth century and one of the world’s most recognizable structures; and
Whereas, the bridge was built over the objections of critics who pusillanimously claimed the project was neither economically viable nor physically possible; and
Whereas, in spite of these objections, the project helped restore both the economy and the pride of our state as we recovered from the Great Depression; and
Whereas, the Golden Gate Bridge symbolizes our strong ties to the entire Pacific Rim region; and
Whereas, the Golden Gate Bridge stands today only because of the daring and dedicated work of those who actually brought it to completion and those others who have maintained it during the ensuing 75 years since;
NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim May 27, 2012, as “Golden Gate Bridge Day.”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 22nd day of May 2012.
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California
Secretary of State