Whereas bananas are fat free,
Whereas Americans annually consume 33 pounds a piece,
Whereas bananas have been cultivated since the dawn of
Whereas a certain Friar Tomas brought bananas to the New World
Whereas bananas were officially introduced to the U.S. at
Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition,
Whereas 500 varieties of banana are edible,
Whereas bananas do not grow on trees—but on giant herbs,
Whereas bananas are known as "the fruit of the wise"
. . .
I, Madeleine Wing Adler, President of West Chester University,
do hereby proclaim:
Wednesday, April 21, 2004, shall remain in the annals of