You have to be a true legend to have a day named after you, and Stan Lee certainly is one. But a Dartmouth man has earned legendary status for his role in the creation of the upcoming "Stan Lee Day."

The passing of the comic book creator sent shockwaves across the country. So many of us had grown up reading Marvel Comics. So many more are now growing up (or still trying to grow up) while watching these same comics play out on the Hollywood big screen.

That sounds like a legend if you ask me! Well, that legend is going to be remembered in Massachusetts with "Stan Lee Day" on December 28, thanks to Republican State Committee man Brock Cordeiro of Dartmouth.

Brock successfully lobbied Governor Charlie Baker to name December 28 "Stan Lee Day," on what would have been Lee's 96th birthday. The governor's proclamation reads as follows:

"A Proclamation Whereas, ...

Now, Therefore, I, Charles D. Baker Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim December 28, 2018 to be, STAN LEE DAY And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance. Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this nineteenth day of December, in the year two thousand and eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and forty-second.

BY HIS EXCELLENCY

(signed) Charlie Baker Charles D. Baker Governor of the Commonwealth

(signed) Karyn Polito Lt. Governor of the Commonwealth

(signed) William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth

GOD SAVE THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS"

So let's take December 28 to remember all the great creations of Stan the Man, and the lessons we've learned for those characters over generations.

And you know what? You're the real hero here, Brock.