City of Carrollton

June 21, 2005

Office of the Mayor Proclamation Carrollton

"Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day"

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 the genocide have maintained their identity through knowledge of their language, history, and culture; and

Whereas, Armenians from across Texas have gathered on the capital step of Austin on April 24, 2005 to observe this event; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Becky Miller, Mayor of the City of Carrollton, and on behalf of the City of Carrollton City Council, do hereby proclaim April 24, 2005

"Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day" in Carrollton, Texas

IN WITNESS WEHREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Carrollton, Texas to be affixed, this 21st day of June, 2005.

(signed) Becky Miller, Mayor City of Carrollton, Texas