Sarbanes Recognizes Armenian Genocide Anniversary [Video]

April 23, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) released a video statement to commemorate the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Earlier this week, Congressman Sarbanes and more than 100 of his colleagues urged President Biden to become the first president to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. Later in the week, the Biden Administration announced that it would follow through.

See below for a video and a transcript of the Congressman’s remarks.

“April 24, 2021 marks the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – the systematic annihilation of a people at the hand of Ottoman-era Turkish authorities; the massacre and deportation and forced march in the Syrian desert of men, women and children. One-and-a-half million Armenians perished.

“The United States Congress has formally recognized the Armenian Genocide, by resolution adopted in both chambers.

“Now, it is time that that same recognition comes from the President of United States, and we look forward to that this year.

“In the meantime, and into the future, we will continue to hold close at heart the memory of those who perished in this undeniable tragedy of history.”