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Town GOP recognizes Armenian Genocide

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Donnarose Russian, chair of the Arlington Republican Town Committee, reports that the committee has adopted a resolution and proclamation recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

WHEREAS the Armenian Genocide was a deliberate systematic campaign of extermination perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey against its indigenous Armenian minority population, beginning on April 24, 1915, and continuing for years onward, resulting in the deaths of over 1.5 million Armenians, along with countless others subjected to displacement, starvation, and brutalization; and

WHEREAS the events of the Armenian Genocide have been widely documented by historians, scholars and eyewitness accounts, acknowledging the deliberate and organized nature of the atrocities committed against the Armenian People; and

WHEREAS the Republic of Armenia, the United States of America, and numerous other governments, international organizations, and institutions have recognized and commemorated the Armenian Genocide as a crime against humanity, in accordance with the principles of truth, justice, and human rights; and

WHEREAS the Arlington Republican Town Committee of Arlington, Massachusetts is committed to upholding and promoting human rights, dignity, and respect for all peoples, and to honoring the memory of all those who have suffered from acts of genocide and mass atrocities; and

WHEREAS numerous Armenian-American members of the Arlington Republican Town Committee and the Armenian-American community of Arlington, Massachusetts, have contributed significantly to the cultural, social, and economic fabric of our Nation, enriching our lives with their heritage, traditions, and values;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it Resolved and Proclaimed by the Arlington Republican Town Committee that:

The Arlington Republican Town Committee hereby recognizes the Armenian Genocide of 1915, continuing for years onward, perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, as a crime against humanity.

The Arlington Republican Town Committee commemorates all victims of the Armenian Genocide and honors their memory, along with the resilience and strength of the Armenian People in the face of adversity.

The Arlington Republican Town Committee condemns all forms of genocide denial and distortion of historical facts related to the Armenian Genocide, and reaffirms its commitment to promoting education, awareness, and remembrance of past atrocities to prevent future occurrences.

The Arlington Republican Town Committee expresses solidarity with the Armenian-American community of Arlington, Massachusetts, and beyond, and pledges to support efforts aimed at seeking accountability and justice for the victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide, and their descendants.

The Arlington Republican Town Committee designates April 24 as a Day of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide, and encourages all people to commemorate its victims, reflect on the lessons of history, and renew their commitment to the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities.

This 24th day of April, 2024, by the Arlington Republican Town Committee.


This proclamation was published Sunday, April 28, 2024.

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Guest - Donnarose Russian on Friday, 10 May 2024 19:12
Armenian Genocide Resolved to be Recognized by the Arlington Republican Town Committee

Dear Mr. Barry,
This Resolution and Proclamation was issued by the Arlington Republican Town Committee, not by the Town of Arlington.
This Resolution and Proclamation does profoundly and directly impact many members of our local community.
The Arlington Republican Town Committee also issued an important Resolution regarding Yom HaShoah, on May 5th, in memory and recognition of the Holocaust, which again has a profound impact on many members of our community.
Because such resolutions are issued by the Arlington GOP on their respective days of observance, and not before, what you are reading is a report of the Resolution and Proclamation, after the fact, as a piece of news from the Arlington Republican Town Committee.

Dear Mr. Barry, This Resolution and Proclamation was issued by the Arlington Republican Town Committee, not by the Town of Arlington. This Resolution and Proclamation does profoundly and directly impact many members of our local community. The Arlington Republican Town Committee also issued an important Resolution regarding Yom HaShoah, on May 5th, in memory and recognition of the Holocaust, which again has a profound impact on many members of our community. Because such resolutions are issued by the Arlington GOP on their respective days of observance, and not before, what you are reading is a report of the Resolution and Proclamation, after the fact, as a piece of news from the Arlington Republican Town Committee.
Guest - Ann O'Donnell on Friday, 10 May 2024 18:06
I guess I would ask YOU -"Why NOT"

I guess I would ask YOU -"Why NOT"

I guess I would ask YOU -"Why NOT"
Mike Barry on Friday, 10 May 2024 00:11
Why is this a local issue?

Though the Armenian Genocide was a horrific event, why is it a town issue? We have many other more local problems that we can actually impact.

Though the Armenian Genocide was a horrific event, why is it a town issue? We have many other more local problems that we can actually impact.
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