|Posted:||February 21, 2017 10:40 AM|
|From:||Representative Thomas P. Murt|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Day of Remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923|
|I am planning to introduce a resolution designating April 24, 2017 as “Pennsylvania’s Day of Remembrance of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.”
Between 1915 and 1923, the Turkish Ottoman Empire perpetrated genocide on 1.5 million men, women and children of Armenian descent in the attempt to eliminate all traces of the 3,000-year-old Armenian culture.
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.
Introduced as HR191