Friday, April 13, 2007

Armenian Genocide to be commemorated at Wisconsin State Capitol

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ On Tuesday, April 24, 2007, the Armenian National Committee of Wisconsin, State Representatives Mark Honadel, Jeff Stone and Robin Vos, and State Senators Mary Lazich, John Lehman, and Jeff Plale are hosting a reception and program to commemorate the 92nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. This event will be held from 9:45 – 10:45 am in the Assembly Parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 E. Main St, Madison, WI 53702. The program will feature remarks from Representative Robin Vos, Senator John Lehman and Zohrab Khaligian representing the Armenian National Committee of Wisconsin, the ANCA reports.

The event hosted annually by the ANC of WI gives the Armenian American community an opportunity to thank the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate for adopting Armenian Genocide Resolution, which designates April 24 of each year as "Wisconsin Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915 to 1923" and to continue to educate and promote awareness of Armenia and Armenian issues, particularly the Armenian Genocide. The State Assembly adopted Assembly Resolution 42 (AR 42) on May 2, 2000 while the State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 14 on March 7, 2002, thereby reaffirming the Armenian Genocide as a fact of history.

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