Friday, April 18, 2008

93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Council President Pro Tem Wendy Greuel and I commemorated the 93rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with a special presentation in City Council.

We were pleased to be joined by Armenian community dignitaries and leaders, including Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America; Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church; and Andrew Kzirian, Executive Director, Armenian National Committee of America Western Region.

Each year, Armenians and people of Armenian ancestry all over the world commemorate this darkest event in their history of more than 3,000 years. On this 93rd anniversary, let us all recommit to learning from the mistakes of the past so that we do everything we can to ensure a crime of this magnitude never happens again.