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Gov. Walker declares today 'Green and Gold' Day

The Green Bay Packers, without Jordy Nelson, will line it up this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys with the winner moving on to the NFC Championship game. (Raymond T. Rivard photo)1 / 4
Aaron Rodgers celebrates with fans after the Wild Card Weekend win over the New York Giants. (Raymond T. Rivard photo)2 / 4
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Aaron Rodgers lets go with a pass against the New York Giants in the Packers Wildcard Weekend win. (Raymond T. Rivard photo)4 / 4

Gov. Scott Walker issued a proclamation declaring today, January 13, 2017, as “Green and Gold Day” across Wisconsin in anticipation of the Green Bay Packers playoff game versus the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.

"Travel to any state in this great nation, and chances are you’ll find some Green Bay Packers fans, which is a testament to the fact that they are more than just a football team," Walker said. "Their fandom goes beyond the physical borders of Wisconsin because they inspire camaraderie and loyalty. That is what it means to be 'America’s Team.'

"I’m declaring today as Green and Gold Day throughout our state, but I encourage all Packers fans – both in Wisconsin and across the country – to demonstrate support for the Packers this weekend by wearing green and gold. And, of course, cheering our team on to victory this Sunday, where it will be decided, once and for all, that the Packers truly are 'America’s Team.' Go Pack Go!"

The following is Gov. Walker’s “Green and Gold Day” proclamation: