Illinois State House of Representatives

April 3, 1990




House Resolution No. 1470

Offered by Representative Flinn

WHEREAS, April 24, 1990, the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, should be declared a Day of Remembrance; and

WHEREAS, Such a day would honor the 1,500,000 people of Armenian ancestry who were victims of the genocide perpetrated by the governments of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, prior to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey; and

WHEREAS, This date is commemorated by all Armenians and their friends throughout the world; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIES OF THE EIGHTY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we request Governor James Thompson to proclaim the Seventy-fifth Anniversary on April 24, 1990, a Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this preamble and resolution be presented to Governor James Thompson.

Adopted by the House of Representatives on April 3, 1990

Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the House

John F. O'Brien, Clerk of the House