City of Austin

April 19, 2005

Be it known that

WHEREAS, Between 1915 and 1923, prior to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, more than a million people of the Armenian ancestry were victims of a genocide perpetrated by the governments of the Ottoman Empire; and,

WHEREAS, We join with the Armenian-American citizens of Central Texas in opposing such atrocities; and,

WHEREAS, We, likewise, join with the Armenian Community of Austin in honoring the memory of these victims at ceremonies being held here today:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Will Wynn, Mayor of the City of Austin, Texas, do hereby proclaim

April 24, 2005
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

In Austin.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Austin to be affixed this 19th Day of April in the Year Two Thousand Five


Will Wynn, Mayor

City of Austin, Texas