Today, the Board of Supervisors passed Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ motion declaring April 24, 2018 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Supervisor Solis has issued the following statement:
“Our shared human history holds many painful and difficult moments. Although tough to recall, it is important that we remember these past events and learn from our failures. Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is an especially poignant commemoration for our society and communities throughout the First District. With over 350,000 Armenian-Americans living in the County, the First District is home to the second largest Armenian population in the region. This thriving community has added to our rich culture, and every day they honor the legacy of those who survived, and those who lost their lives, in the Armenian Genocide.
I am honored to proclaim April 24, 2018 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day in Los Angeles County and I join with many others in paying respect to the innocent lives ended by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917.”