Thursday, 9 April 2009

Obama's home state becomes 42nd to recognise Armenian Genocide

The home state of US president Barack Obama - Hawaii, becomes 42nd (out of total 50 US states) to recognise the Armenian Genocide.

The Armenian National Committee of America reports that "The measure, which was adopted unanimously on the day of the President’s trip to Turkey, declares April 24th as a "Day of Remembrance in Recognition of and Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915." The "Aloha State" proclamation makes Hawaii the 42nd state to recognize the Armenian Genocide." (Full text of the Hawaii proclamation is available here.)

No comments: