On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, a special presentation was held during the weekly meeting of the Board of Supervisors, proclaiming April 24 as the “Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.” Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan and Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian represented H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate.
The program began with opening remarks by Supervisor Kathryn Barger. Valery Mkrtoumian Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles delivered his message.
On behalf of His Eminence, Fr. Torkom thanked Supervisor Kathryn Barger for continuing the tradition begun by Supervisor Michael Antonovich and expressed hope that this annual commemoration will continue until the Armenian people attain universal recognition and justice for the Armenian Genocide and beyond. Fr. Torkom also thanked the Board of Supervisors and all of our friends in public office for their continued support and solidarity, stating “One hundred and two years on, we remain firm in our resolve to seek justice for our holy martyrs and reparations for our lost lands and properties, for only justice, not time, can begin to heal our deep wounds. We are certain to prevail with united efforts and voices.”