April 19, 1990
STATE OF ILLINOIS
WHEREAS, April 24, 1990, marks the 75th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and should be declared a day of remembrance; and
WHEREAS, this day will honor the 1,500,000 people of Armenian ancestry who were victims of the genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire governments from 1915 to 1923; and
WHEREAS, this date will be recognized by all Armenians and their friends throughout the world;
THEREFORE, I, James R. Thompson, Governor of the State of Illinois, proclaim April 24, 1990, as a DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE in Illinois.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Illinois to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol in the City of Springfield, this nineteenth day of April in the Year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety, and of the State of Illinois the one hundred and seventy-second
James R. Thompson
SECRETARY OF STATE