New Hampshire State Governor


April 22, 2005

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

BY HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN LYNCH, GOVERNOR


A COMMENDATION 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF 1915

WHEREAS, The Armenian Genocide is abundantly documented by Ottoman court-martial records, by hundreds of thousand of documents in the archives of the United States and nations around the world; and

WHEREAS, More than 1.3 --1.5 million Armenians were exterminated and another million citizens fled into permanent exile; and

WHEREAS, The United Nations, the European Parliament, the Association of Genocide Scholars, the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide have reaffirmed the extermination of the Armenians by the Turkish government as genocide;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN LYNCH, GOVERNOR of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby recognize the 90th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF 1915 in New Hampshire.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Concord, this 22nd day of April, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and five, and the independence of the United States of America, two hundred and twenty-nine.

(signed) John H. Lynch, Governor State of New Hampshire