City of Allen Park


April 24, 2008

Resolution to Officially Recognize
the Armenian Genocide

Whereas, during the years 1915-1923 the Ottoman Turkish Empire carried out a genocide of the Armenian people, and

Whereas, over 1.5 million Armenians were killed due to their race and Christian religious beliefs, and

Whereas, the Armenian genocide was cited by Adolph Hitler when he said to his Generals on the eve of sending his troops into Poland "Go, kill without mercy...who today remembers the Armenians", and

Whereas, the Armenian genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century, yet to this day is not officially recognized by the United States government,

Be it Therefore Resolved that, The City of Allen Park hereby officially recognizes the Armenian Genocide,

Be it Further Resolved that, The City of Allen Park hereby declares April 24, 2008 as Genocide Remembrance Day,

Be it Further Resolved that, The City of Allen Park hereby supports passage of a Congressional Resolution to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide,

Be it Further Resolved that, The City of Allen Park submit a copy of this resolution to its U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senators and urge their support of Congressional action on this issue.

Be it Further Resolved that, "Allen Park recognizes the Armenian Genocide" be placed on the city marquee on April 23, 24 and 25, 2008