April 24, 2000
Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day
DECLARING APRIL 24TH, 2000 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
WHEREAS, San Francisco is proud to join its Armenian-American community in its commemoration of the 84th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century; and
WHEREAS, One and one half million men, women and children of Armenian descent were the victims of the brutal genocide perpetrated by the Turkish Ottoman government beginning in 1915; and
WHEREAS, Recognition, remembrance and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide is crucial in guarding against the occurrence of genocide in the future; and
WHEREAS, Joining our voices in one refrain we can help ensure that the Armenian Genocide is included in all historical accounts; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco does hereby declare April 24th, 2000 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Day in San Francisco.