Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Commemorates the Armenian Genocide

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was commemorated during the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian, and Rev. Fr. Movses Shannakian attended the annual “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.” Clergy from the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches, representatives of the Consulate General of Armenia and ANCA-WR, Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan and City Council members participated in the commemoration.

Fr. Muron read the Prelate’s message addressed to Supervisor Kathryn Barger and her colleagues. His Eminence thanked the members of the Board of Supervisors for their principled leadership and enduring solidarity, as well as for continuing the tradition of declaring the month of April as Armenian History Month. The Prelate noted that the world has sadly witnessed a number of genocides across the globe since the Armenian Genocide, genocides which continue to the present day, emphasizing that awareness and proper recognition is an important step in preventing future atrocities. “And that is why no matter how much time elapses, with the support of friends like you we will continue to rally for recognition and justice for the Armenian people and for all those who suffered and continue to suffer a similar fate,” he said, and concluded by conveying his blessings and best wishes for continues successes in their valuable service.

Proclamations were presented to Armenian community representatives.

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