April 1, 1975
A Heroic Posterity
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
State House, Trenton, N.J.
By Assemblyman Klein
Adopted April 7, 1975
WHEREAS, April 24, 1975, marks the 60th Anniversary of the launching of a systematic genocide whereby between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 Armenians dwelling in Turkey were exterminated between 1915 and 1918; and,
WHEREAS, The history of the Armenian people, who through the ages have suffered repeated subjugation and persecution by more powerful nations, from ancient Persia and Rome to modern Turkey and Russia, is emblematic of the frequent recrudescence of inhumanity which have from time to time threatened the stability of world civilization; and,
WHEREAS, There is currently pending in the Congress of the United States legislation (House Joint Resolution 148) to designate April 24, 1975 as a "National Day of Remembrance of Man's Inhumanity to Man"; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
That April 24, 1975, is hereby designated as a "Day of Remembrance of Man's Inhumanity to Man" in this State, and the Governor is hereby requested to issue his proclamation calling on the people of New Jersey to observe such day as a day of remembrance for all the victims of genocide, especially those of Armenian ancestry who succumbed to the genocide perpetrated in Turkey in 1915-18, and in whose memory this date is commemorated by all Armenians and their friends throughout the world.