Gov. Brown Issues Proclamation on Genocide Anniversary

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation on the anniversary
of the Armenian Genocide. Below is the text of the proclamation:

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.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of
California, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, April 24, 2012 as `Day of
Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.'

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great
Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 19th day of April