Hoyer Commemorates 99th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

For Immediate Release:

April 24, 2014

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Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide:

“Today we honor the lives of the 1.5 million victims lost in the Armenian genocide, one of the worst atrocities of our time.  On this date 99 years ago, this horrific tragedy began with the arrest and persecution of leading figures in Armenian society, political leaders, clergy and journalists.  I join with Armenian communities here in the United States and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent women, men and children. We must never forget them, and recommit ourselves to never standing idly by as a tragedy such as this takes place.”

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