California Assembly Concurrent Resolution

April 15, 1968

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 78

Relative to the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument.

Filed with Secretary of State: April 15, 1968

WHEREAS, The dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument will be held on Sunday, April 21, 1968, at 3 p.m. in Bicknell Park in Montebello, California; and

WHEREAS, The Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument, erected in memory of the Armenian Martyrs of the 1915 Turkish Genocide, will be unveiled on the 53rd anniversary of the genocide; and

WHEREAS, The brave people of Armenia, martyrs who died in defense of their deep religious beliefs and their firm conviction that tyranny should be resisted, have taken their place in history alongside other brave people who advanced the cause of liberty; and

WHEREAS, Their sacrifices in the cause of liberty and freedom will long serve as a beacon to all mankind; and

WHEREAS, April 24th has been designated Armenian Martyrs' Day in memory of those courageous people in whose honor the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument is dedicated; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the members, on this occasion, express their admiration of those innocent, courageous people who lost their lives and commend all Californians of Armenian descent for their part in raising the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument, a truly fine memorial in the cause of humanitarianism; and be it further

Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit a suitably prepared copy of this resolution to the Armenian Monuments Council.