On the occasion of the Centennial of Armenian Genocide, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation, declaring April 19-26 as the “Days of Remembrance of The Armenian Genocide”. Resolution of the same content was adopted by the Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, President of Nevada State Senate Mark Hutchison.
Both resolutions call upon the President of the United States and the Congress to recognize the atrocities committed against the Armenian people, and call upon the Republic of Turkey to acknowledge the facts of the Armenian Genocide.
“Systemic killing and forced relocation of the Armenian people, that took place in 1915-1923, claimed the lives of 1.5 million Armenians and forced 500,000 more from their homeland. Many fled to the United States and today Nevada is honoured to be home to a vibrant growing Armenian-American population, a proud reminder of survival and determination even in the face of extreme injustice”, reads Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s proclamation.
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, President of Nevada State Senate Mark Hutchison, in his turn, called upon Nevada citizens to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide and attend Commemoration event dedicated to the memory of innocent victims.