The year 2005 marks the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. The Armenian people–both in Armenia and the diaspora–will commemorate the most solemn event of our modern history–the genocide of Armenia’s on April 24–1915.
Ninety years have passed since this crime against Armenia’s–and all of humanity was committed–and mankind has entered a new century. For the Armenian people–however–that tragic event in history has not been resolved and cannot be forgotten.
Almost 2 million Armenia’s became victims of a premeditated crime perpetrated by the Turkish Government. For decades on–even in the face of blatant denial of the genocide by the same government–successive Armenian generations have kept alive the memory of our martyrs–preserving their timeless message.
And today–Turkey continues its attempt to revise history with its massive campaign against international recognition of that unforgettable event.
The 90th milestone of the Armenian genocide–will therefore–not only be dedicated to the memory of our martyrs–but will also serve as an opportunity to internationally boost our public relations efforts.
As such–religious–political–national–cultural–benevolent–youth–and other organizations operating in California have united to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. This move comes on the initiative of the three Armenian political parties–and under the auspices of the three Prelates of Western USA. We have already begun to outline and integrate the various observances and events that will take place in the coming year.
The United Body to Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide will keep the public informed of planned activities–with the conviction that our public will bring their active participation.
Armenian Church of North America Western Diocese
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church
Armenian Catholic Exarchate
Armenian Evangelical Community
Armenian General Benevolent Union
Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Region
Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (Ramgavar) Western Region
Social Democrat Hunchak Party Western Region
Armenian Relief Society Western Region
Knights of Vartan
Tekeyan Cultural Association
Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society
Nor Serount Cultural Association
Armenian Society (Iranahay Miutiun) of Los Angeles
Armenian Assembly Western Region
American Armenian Council Western Region
Hai Tad Council Western Region
Armenian National Committee Western Region
AGBU Young Professionals
Armenagan Youth Movement
Armenian Youth Federation
Gaydz Youth Organization
United Armenian Youth
United Armenian Students