PENNSYLVANIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL REOLUTION

22:55, 24 Apr 2015
Siranush Ghazanchyan

Pennsylvania General Assembly unanimously passes H.R. 265 designating
April 24, 2015, as "Pennsylvania's Day of Remembrance of the 100th
anniversary of the â[email protected]ªArmenian Genocideâ[email protected]¬ of 1915-1923."

The resolution reads:

A RESOLUTION Designating April 24, 2015, as "Pennsylvania's Day
of Remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
of 1915-1923."

WHEREAS, Between 1915 and 1923, the Turkish Ottoman Empire perpetrated
genocide on 1.5 million men, women and children of Armenian descent;
and

WHEREAS, The massacre of the Armenian people attempted to eliminate
all traces of the 3,000-year-old Armenian culture and constituted a
crime against humanity; and

WHEREAS, In order to encourage his followers, Adolph Hitler asked,
"Who remembers the Armenians?" prior to his initiation of the Holocaust
of European Jews; and

WHEREAS, By remembering and openly condemning the atrocities committed
against the Armenians, the Commonwealth affirms the need for constant
vigilance to prevent similar atrocities in the future; and

WHEREAS, Recognition and public awareness of the 100th anniversary
of the Armenian genocide is necessary to ensure that similar acts do
not occur in the future; and

WHEREAS, Armenia became a free and democratic republic after nearly
70 years of oppressive Soviet rule; and

WHEREAS, Armenian Americans residing in Pennsylvania have greatly
enriched this Commonwealth as leaders in business, agriculture,
academia, government and the arts; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate April 24, 2015,
as "Pennsylvania's Day of Remembrance of the 100th anniversary of
the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923â[email protected]³; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Armenian
National Committee of America.

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