City of Memphis

May 15, 1990

City of Memphis, Tennessee Council Resolution

WHEREAS, seventy-five years ago, during the First World War, the Turkish Empire in and effort of general extermination of the Armenians population in Eastern Turkey, massacred approximately 1.5 million men, women, and children in this century's first genocides; and

WHEREAS, the survivors and descendents of this holocaust which drove them from their homeland, recall and commemorate April 24, 1915 as Armenian Martyr's Day; and

WHEREAS, though the survivors were scattered to all parts of the world, they maintain their identity and unity through language, history, culture and the Church; and

WHEREAS, this unity serves as an inspiration to all peoples to cherish and preserve freedom and it is fitting that we pause to pay tribute to the thousands of Armenians who are now an integral part of this nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the City of Memphis, that the Council and Mayor join in a day of remembrance for those of Armenian ancestry in supporting April 24, 1915 as


and express admiration for their independent spirit displayed which continues to promote and strengthen our commitment to the cause of liberty, justice and dignity for all people.

A.D. Alissandratos
City Councilman

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy and that said document was adopted by the Memphis City Council in regular session on May 15, 1990<[p> signed Linda Rogers Deputy Comptroller Council Records