California Governor Proclaims April 24 “Day Of Remembrance Of The Armenian Genocide”Apr 26th, 2012 | Category: About, Featured News
YEREVAN, April 26 — Governor of the State of California Edmund G.Brown proclaimed April 24 «Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide».
Governor’s proclamation published in his official site reads as follows: Between 1915 and 1923, Armenians were subjected to torture, starvation, mass murder and exile from their historic homeland. 1.5 million lost their lives. The Armenian Genocide, also known as the “First Genocide of the Twentieth Century,” represented a deliberate attempt by the Ottoman Empire to eliminate all traces of a thriving noble civilization.
Armenian communities all over the world commemorate this tragedy on April 24. On this day, we honor the victims and survivors of the genocide, and reaffirm our commitment to preventing future atrocities from being committed against any people».