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.
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