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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: February 26, 2018 04:03 PM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923
I am planning to introduce a resolution designating April 24, 2018 as “Pennsylvania’s Day of Remembrance 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.

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Introduced as HR716