City of Boca Raton Proclamation


April 23, 2019

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CITY OF BOCA RATON

Incorporated 1925


Proclamation

Whereas, on April 24, 1915, Ottoman Empire began a campaign of genocide lasting for eight years that resulted in the death of one and one-half millions Armenian whose sacrifices in the cause of religious freedom, justice and human rights serves to remind all mankind that such persecutions must never be forgotten; and

Whereas, in 1975, the United States House of Representative resolved to authorize the President to designate April 24 as National Day of Remembrance of Man’s Inhumanity to Man in recognition of all victims of genocide; and

Whereas, the memory of these martyrs is traditionally observed on April 24th by all Armenians in the United States and throughout the world; and

Whereas, recognition and reaffirmation of this tragedy educates people about the horrors of inhumanity and works to prevent future occurrences of genocides and the bigotry and hatred that could cause them;

Now, Therefore, I Scott Singer, Mayor of the City of Boca Raton, Florida, do hereby proclaim April 24, 2019 as

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

In Boca Raton and call upon our citizens to join Armenians worldwide in activities to commemorate this solemn observance in the hope that these days of infamy will never be forgotten nor repeated.

Scott Singer

Mayor

April 24th, 2019