SACRAMENTO–Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a statement to congratulate Armenia’s on Armenian Independence Day. The text of statement is below:
“I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to all those commemorating the anniversary of the Independence of Armenia.
It is always a special occasion when a people gather to rejoice in their heritage, and I am privileged to join with the Armenian-American community on this day of celebration. You enrich our nation–and especially our state–through your hard work, spirit of service and wonderful blend of cultural traditions.
Thank you for your contributions to California’s unique and ever-growing diversity.
In honoring our own ancestries, we not only come to a better understanding of ourselves, but we also gain a greater appreciation for the breadth of cultures and customs that make up our Golden State.
On behalf of all Californians, please accept my best wishes for a meaningful celebration and every future success