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Marianna Mkrtchyan

LA Board of Supervisors unanimously approved motion to commemorate  April 24, 2024 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

LA Board of Supervisors unanimously approved motion to commemorate  April 24, 2024 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

ArmInfo.Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger introduced two motions at  the April 9 Board of Supervisors' meeting.  The first one was to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, The Armenian mirror spectator reports.

According to the source, this motion was co-authored by First  District Supervisor Hilda Solis. In addition, Barger proposed the  declaration of April as Armenian History Month, highlighting the rich  cultural heritage and contributions of the Armenian Community.  The  Board has made this declaration annually starting in 2017. The two  motions passed unanimously. "I believe it's important to reflect and  learn from the past," said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. 

"Remembering the Armenian Genocide gives our diverse communities an  opportunity to collectively acknowledge and mourn the loss of over  1.5 million innocent lives. The district I represent is home to the  largest concentration of Armenians and Armenian- Americans in the  county, so declaring this day of remembrance is also about honoring  them. They are resilient people - determined, focused, and dedicated  to persevering." "As we solemnly remember the many lives that were  lost, we also honor the resiliency of the Armenian people who rebuilt  their lives from nothing-including those here in Los Angeles County,"  said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. 

"The First District is home to the communities of Little Armenia in  East Hollywood and Montebello which is home to the Armenian Holy  Cross Cathedral which is over 100 years old. I am proud to represent  these vibrant and resilient communities. Let us recommit ourselves to  making certain that we never forget the Armenian Genocide, and that  we always speak out against hatred and atrocities anywhere they  occur." 

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