SACRAMENTO–California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued on Tuesday a message on the occasion of the 17th Anniversary of Armenian Independence.
Below is the Governor’s Independence Day Message:
ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
Greetings to all who have gathered to celebrate Armenian Independence
California is home to a fantastic mix of customs and cultures, and today, I thank our Armenian-American residents for the wonderful influence you have on our state. Your many contributions enrich our communities, strengthen our economy and touch the lives of your fellow Californians. It’s a distinct honor to join you in commemorating this special occasion.
As an immigrant, I know firsthand the joy that comes in celebrating your ancestral roots. Days like this not only remind us of time-honored traditions, but also of the great diversity that we enjoy here in our Golden State.
On behalf of all Californians, I wish you a memorable observance and every future success.