(West Long Branch, NJ) -- 'Bruce Springsteen Day' has officially been declared as September 23rd in the state of New Jersey.
The occasion was announced in a proclamation by Governor Phil Murphy during the inaugural American Music Honors event.
The event was presented by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music over the weekend.
Springsteen, a New Jersey native, and his wife Patti Scialfa did not attend the event and were out with COVID-19.
September 23rd is Springsteen's birthday.