HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — During last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairwoman Michelle Steel of the Orange County Board of Supervisors recognized and commemorated April 24 as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. This will be the second year the County of Orange will officially recognize and commemorate those who perished during the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923.
“As the years pass it becomes increasingly important to set the record straight and denounce these terrible crimes against humanity,” said Steel.
Members of the local Armenian community were present to speak of this tragic history and help to commemorate this day of remembrance.
“Here at the County we will continue our commitment to make sure the victims of this historic tragedy will never be forgotten and to prevent future horrific acts like this from ever happening again,” said Steel
In April 2016, Steel proposed the resolution, which was unanimously supported by her fellow board members, to perpetually designate April 24th as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.