L.A. County Board of Supervisors Genocide Commemoration


On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, a special presentation dedicated to the 98th anniversary of the Genocide was held at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting proclaiming April 24 as “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923”.

Clergy and community members joined Supervisor Michael Antonovich and the Board of Supervisors for this special presentation which is held annually.  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, was represented by Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, who was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian and Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian.  Supervisor Antonovich presented the proclamation to Fr. Muron and H.E. Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, both of whom expressed appreciation to the Board of Supervisors for their friendship and support.

“Los Angeles County is home to the largest population of Armenians in the United States, enriching our communities through their leadership in the fields of business, agriculture, academia, medicine, government and the arts,” said Antonovich.  “By consistently remembering and openly condemning these atrocities, Los Angeles County demonstrates the need for constant vigilance to prevent similar events in the future,” said Antonovich.  “We join the Armenian community in its commitment to ensure that those who died and suffered are never forgotten.”  Supervisor Antonovich also urged President Barack Obama and members of Congress to raise the issue with the President of Turkey when they meet in the Oval Office in a few weeks.

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