Maine Joint Resolution

April 26, 2005

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State of Maine

Be it known to all that we, the Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, join in Recognizing the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. On April 24, 1915 a campaign was launched by the Turkish regime of the Ottoman Empire against the Armenian people, resulting in the death of more than 1.5 million Armenians. Some of the survivors settled in the State of Maine and their heirs have made significant contributions to the state. We join our citizens of Armenian heritage on April 24th in remembering this event, and we express our deepest sympathy for the families of those who perished; And be it ordered that this official expression of sentiment be sent forthwith on behalf of the 122st Legislature and the people of the State of Maine.

Given this 26th Day of April, 2005 at the State Capitol, Augusta, Maine. SLS 194

(Signed) Beth Edmonds, President of the Senate; John Richardson, Speaker of the House; Joy J. O’Brien, Secretary of the Senate; Millicent M. MacFarland, Clerk of the House

Sponsored by: Senator Brennan of Cumberland County
Cosponsored by: Senator Strimling of Cumberland County, Representative Dudley of Portland, Representative Eder of Portland, Representative Brautigam of Falmouth, Representative Harlow of Portland, Representative Brannigan of Portland, Representative Marley of Portland, Representative Cummings of Portland, Representative Adams of Portland