City of Boca Raton

April 24, 2015

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WHEREAS, in 1975, the United States Senate and House of Representatives resolved to designate April' 24 as National Day of Remembrance of Man's Inhumanity to Man; and

WHEREAS, on April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turks conducted a mass extermination of one and one-half million Armenians; and

WHEREAS, this sacrifice of the Armenian people in the cause of religious freedom, justice and human rights serves to remind all mankind that similar events perpetuating man's inhumanity to man need be avoided; and

WHEREAS, Armenian Americans contributes richly to Florida's social diversity and people of Armenian decent have been loyal, productive and patriotic citizens of this country and the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, the memory of these 1,500,000 martyrs is traditionally observed on April 24thby all Armenians in the United States and throughout the world;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susan Haynie, Mayor of the City of Boca Raton, Florida, do hereby proclaim April 24,2015


in Boca Raton and call upon its citizens to join all Armenians worldwide to observe the 100th commemoration of Martyrs' Day in the hope that these days of infamy will never be forgotten.

Susan Haynie Mayor

April 24,2015