A delegation of the Armenian Council of America (ACA) participated in the annual remembrance of the Armenian Genocide by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 3, marking the 101st year of commemorating the Armenian Genocide, Massis Post reports.
Supervisor Michael Antonovich opened the speeches by remembering the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the Genocide, and condemned the recent acts of violence against the Armenian people in nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) by Azeri forces.
Supervisor Hilda Solis expressed how proud she is for representing members of the Armenian community, and for supporting the Armenian cause. Solis has been an advocate for the acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide by the U.S. Government alongside Antonovich.
Armenian community leaders delivered speeches thanking the Board of Supervisors for their continuous support, while also insisting the fight for justice must continue, especially in the wake of the Azeri attacks against the Armenians in Artsakh.
Deputy Consulate General of Armenia, Valery Mkrtoumian, thanked the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors for continuously honoring and commemorating the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
The Board of Supervisors proceeded by giving certificates of proclamation which recognizes April 24, 2016 as the day for the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.