KANSAS, MASSACHUSETTS DECLARE APRIL 24 GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY
April 24, 2015 – 23:08 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – A delegation from Kansas, USA led by lieutenant
governor Jeff Colyer and Adjutant General of Kansas Lee Tafanelli
is currently in Yerevan to participate in the Armenian Genocide
The delegation, which arrived to the Armenian capital on the invitation
of Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, met the ministry’s leadership and
attended the Genocide centennial events. As Tafanelli noted at the
meeting, this year, April 24 was declared the Genocide Remembrance
Day by the ruling of Kansas governor.
The Defense Minister thanked the guests for moral support to the
people of Armenia. He stressed the importance of the development
of bilateral ties in the sector of defense and a number of programs
implemented in the framework of cooperation. In the end of the meeting,
the lieutenant governor and the Adjutant General handed the copy of
Kansas governor’s ruling, according to Armenia Today.
Also, the governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker signed a proclamation
declaring April 24 the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
According to Armenian National Committee of America, the declaration
was made possible through the efforts of the Suffolk University
freshman Sahag Kavlakian.