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  • Remembering the Armenian Genocide

    by Representative Gus M. Bilirakis

    Posted on 2013-04-26

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    BILIRAKIS of florida in the house of representatives Friday, April 26, 2013 Mr. BILIRAKIS. Mr. Speaker, with Orthodox Christians across the world observing Holy Week next week, it is only fitting that today we remember a time in history that tested the will and character of the Armenian people.

    Like the earliest Christians, the Armenians proved themselves not only survivors of persecution, but also masters of their destinies.

    I have been a strong supporter of Armenia and of the Armenia Genocide resolution, which recognizes the massacre of 1.5 million innocent Armenian men, women and children at the hands of the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

    These atrocities should not be ignored whether they took place in the early 20th century by the Ottomans, the mid-20th century by the Third Reich, or now with the ongoing violence in the Nuba Mountains and Burma.

    Genocide is a scourge on the human race and must be acknowledged as such.

    As we continue to seek the truth, a final acknowledgement of the horrific events that took place so long ago, I will always stand in solidarity with the Armenian people.


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