April 24, 2007
"ARMENIAN MARTYRS DAY"
WHEREAS, during this atrocity, Armenians witnessed the loss of their relatives and ancestral homeland; and
WHEREAS, ancestral lands taken by the Ottoman Turks have not been returned to the Armenian people, and the struggle for cultural heritage continues; and
WHEREAS, Armenians have traditionally designated April 24th as Armenian Martyrs Day, in recognition and remembrance of those who died; and
WHEREAS, the year 2007 marks the 92nd anniversary of this tragedy; and
WHEREAS, it is important to remember history so that mistakes of the past are not repeated in future generations.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bobby G. Kilgore, Mayor of the City of Monroe, North Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 24, 2007 as
in Monroe, North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.
WITNESS my hand and the official Seal of the City of Monroe.
[Seal of the City of Monroe, North Carolina]