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Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Remembrance Day of
Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-California, issued the following proclamation:
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring
as "A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide" in
the State of California.
The text of the proclamation is below:
Between 1915 and 1923, Armenians were subjected to torture,
starvation, mass murder and exile from their historic homeland. 1.5
million lost their lives. The Armenian Genocide, also known as the
"First Genocide of the Twentieth Century," represented a deliberate
attempt by the Ottoman Empire to eliminate all traces of a thriving,
Armenian communities all over the world commemorate this tragedy on
April 24. On this day, we honor the victims and survivors of the
genocide, and reaffirm our commitment to preventing future atrocities
from being committed against any people.
NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of
California, do hereby proclaim , as "Day of Remembrance
of the Armenian Genocide."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great
Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 23rd day of April
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California