Rep. Maloney Statement Recognizing 104th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
NEW YORK, NY – Today Representative Carolyn B. Maloney issued the following statement honoring the victims of the Armenian Genocide:
“Today we remember the horrific atrocity that began on this day 104 years ago when the Ottoman Empire started its systemic and reprehensible genocide of 1.5 million Armenians.
“In remembering this dark chapter of history, we stand in solidarity with the Armenian community. The Armenian people have courageously borne the burden of this tragedy and defended its existence against deniers seeking to wipe the crimes committed against the Armenian people from the annals of history.
“The only fitting way to honor those who have lost their lives to genocide is to recognize it, remember it and make sure it never happens again. It is time for the U.S. and Turkey to recognize the mass murder of 1.5 million Armenians for what it truly is and officially call it genocide.”