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SR 118 - Worldwide Victims of Genocide - honoring
Streat, Sr., Van (19th)
Status Summary SC: HC: FR: 02/08/99 LA: 02/08/99 S - Passed/Adopted

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A resolution honoring the worldwide victims of genocide and recognizing April 24, 1999, as "Georgia Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923".

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Senate Action House
2/8/99 Read 1st time
2/8/99 Passed/Adopted
Version by LC Number
LC 24 1335 S - Passed/Adopted

SR 118                                             LC 24 1335 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Honoring the worldwide victims of genocide and recognizing 
  1- 2  April 24, 1999, as "Georgia Day of Remembrance of the 
  1- 3  Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923"; and for other purposes. 
  1- 4  WHEREAS, one and one-half million men, women, and children 
  1- 5  of Armenian descent were the victims of the brutal genocide 
  1- 6  perpetrated by the Young Turk government of the Ottoman 
  1- 7  Empire from 1915 to 1923; and 
  1- 8  WHEREAS, the Armenian genocide and massacres of Armenian 
  1- 9  people have been recognized as an attempt to eliminate all 
  1-10  traces of a thriving and noble civilization over 3,000 years 
  1-11  old; and 
  1-12  WHEREAS, the denial of the Armenian genocide by the 
  1-13  present-day Turkish government continues to antagonize the 
  1-14  Armenian people concerning their own rightful place in 
  1-15  history; and 
  1-16  WHEREAS, by consistently remembering and openly condemning 
  1-17  the atrocities committed against the Armenians, Georgians 
  1-18  are highly sensitive to the need for constant vigilance to 
  1-19  prevent similar atrocities in the future; and 
  1-20  WHEREAS, recognition of the eighty-fourth anniversary of 
  1-21  this genocide is crucial to guarding against the repetition 
  1-22  of future genocides and educating people about the 
  1-23  atrocities connected to these horrific events; and 
  1-24  WHEREAS, Georgia is home to over 500 Armenian families; and 
  1-25  WHEREAS, Armenian-Americans living in Georgia have greatly 
  1-26  enriched our state through their leadership in business, 
  1-27  agriculture, academia, government, and the arts. 
  1-29  members of this body join the Armenian community in honoring 
  1-30  the memory of the victims of genocide throughout the world 
  1-31  and recognize April 24, 1999, as "Georgia Day of Remembrance 
  1-32  of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923." 
  1-33  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Senate calls upon the people 
  1-34  of Georgia to observe that day by remembering the one and 
  2- 1  one-half million people of Armenian ancestry who lost their 
  2- 2  lives during that terrible time. 
  2- 3  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is 
  2- 4  authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of 
  2- 5  this resolution to the Armenian Independent Cultural 
  2- 6  Association of Atlanta, Inc. 

Secretary of the Senate
Frank Eldridge, Jr., Secretary
Last Updated on 02/24/99