(Costa Mesa, CA)— Michelle Steel, Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, today proclaimed April 24, 2019 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. This is the fourth year that the Board of Supervisors has recognized this day dedicated to commemorating those who perished during the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923.
“Orange County needs to continue leading the way to ensure that this historic tragedy is never forgotten and the victims of genocide continue to be honored,” said Vice Chair Steel.
This year will be the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide that took the lives of one and a half million Armenians. Not only were Armenians massacred within their historic homeland, but their lands and property were stolen from them.
“Over one hundred years have passed since the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, and there isn’t anyone left to try or convict. But, there is still an opportunity to set the record straight. As a County, we denounce these horrendous crimes against humanity and encourage the education and awareness necessary so that this never happens again,” Said Vice Chair Steel.