City of San Antonio


April 21, 2005

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO

PROCLAMATION


WHEREAS, On April 24, 2005, Armenians around the world will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide; and

WHEREAS, During the First World War, the Turkish Empire massacred approximately 1.5 million men, women, and children of the Armenian population in the twentieth century's first genocides; and

WHEREAS, Although the survivors of this massacre were scattered to all parts of the world, they have maintained their identity and unity, while passing along to each generation knowledge about their language, history and culture; and

WHEREAS, The City of San Antonio joins in this observance, and urges all citizens to commemorate this tragic event in world history and to strengthen our commitment to the cause of liberty and justice for all.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Edward D. Garza, Mayor of the City of San Antonio, in recognition thereof, do hereby proclaim April 24, 2005, to be

"Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day"

In San Antonio, Texas.

In witness whereof, I have hereby set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of San Antonio to be affixed this 21st day of April, 2005.

(Signed)

Edward D. Garza, Mayor

City of San Antonio, Texas