April 24, 2005
WHEREAS, this year Armenians throughout the world, the United States, and throughout Texas will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide; and
WHEREAS, during the First World War, the Turkish Empire massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children in the twentieth century's first genocide; and
WHEREAS, the survivors of this massacre have maintained their identity through knowledge of their language, history, and culture; and
WHEREAS, Armenians from across Texas are gathering on the capital steps of Austin on April 24, 2005 to observe this event.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, LAURA MILLER, mayor of the city of Dallas, and on behalf of the Dallas City Council, do hereby proclaim April 24, 2005 as
Laura Miller, Mayor
City of Dallas, Texas