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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:46 PM

News.am, Armenia
Nov 6 2017
 
 
Indiana recognizes Armenian Genocide (PHOTOS)
19:50, 06.11.2017
 
 
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Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a powerful proclamation memorializing the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s centrally-planned and executed annihilation of close to three million Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Syriacs, making the Hoosier State the 48th U.S. state to properly recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America - Eastern Region (ANCA-ER).

Governor Holcomb also declared November 6-12, 2017 as “Armenia Awareness Week” and invited the citizens of Indiana to “duly note this occasion.”

“We welcome this proclamation by Governor Holcomb, making Indiana the 48th state in the union to officially re-affirm this international crime against humanity," said ANCA-ER Community Outreach and Communications Director Artur Martirosyan. “This proclamation serves as a reminder not only for the citizens of Indiana, but also for the denialist government of Turkey, which -- for over a century -- has been trying to hold truth hostage. Such policy is doomed to failure as we stand even stronger today with the people of good conscience in Turkey as well as our coalition partners, who have made this and other similar resolutions and proclamations a reality.”

“The Armenian community in Indiana is small, but mighty," said ANC of Indiana Chairperson Seda Arzumanyan. “Armenians have called Indiana home for several generations and have made noteworthy contributions to the development of our great state. We are glad to see the Hoosier State join the rest of the nation in properly memorializing and condemning this horrific atrocity and look forward to celebrating our culture and heritage with our fellow Indianans during the week of November 6-12 and beyond.”

Noting that the Ottoman Turkish government’s crime “still requires justice,” Gov. Holcomb’s proclamation cites Hoosier State's active participation in the Near East Relief, an example of outpouring of generosity by the American people from the onset of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) and for 15 subsequent years in rescuing and providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were victims of the genocide. The document recounts the cycle of subsequent genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, specifically mentioning the Islamic State's genocide against Middle East Christians, Yezidis, and other minorities. It concludes with the assertion that by “recognizing, consistently remembering, and educating about the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and all cases of past and ongoing genocide, we help protect historic memory, ensure that similar atrocities do not occur again and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny.”

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

The Armenian Weekly
Nov 6 2017
 
 
Indiana Becomes 48th State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

By Contributor on November 6, 2017

 
 
 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a powerful proclamation memorializing the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s centrally-planned and executed annihilation of close to three million Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, and Syriacs, making the Hoosier State the 48th U.S. state to properly recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America-Eastern Region (ANCA-ER).

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Indiana Becomes 48th U.S. State to Recognize Armenian Genocide (Graphic: ANCA)

Governor Holcomb also declared Nov. 6-12, 2017 as “Armenia Awareness Week” and invited the citizens of Indiana to “duly note this occasion.”

“We welcome this proclamation by Governor Holcomb, making Indiana the 48th state in the union to officially re-affirm this international crime against humanity,” said ANCA-ER Community Outreach and Communications Director Artur Martirosyan. “This proclamation serves as a reminder not only for the citizens of Indiana, but also for the denialist government of Turkey, which—for over a century—has been trying to hold truth hostage. Such policy is doomed to failure as we stand even stronger today with the people of good conscience in Turkey as well as our coalition partners, who have made this and other similar resolutions and proclamations a reality.”

“The Armenian community in Indiana is small, but mighty,” said ANC of Indiana Chairperson Seda Arzumanyan. “Armenians have called Indiana home for several generations and have made noteworthy contributions to the development of our great state. We are glad to see the Hoosier State join the rest of the nation in properly memorializing and condemning this horrific atrocity and look forward to celebrating our culture and heritage with our fellow Indianans during the week of November 6-12 and beyond.”

Iraqi Christian Relief Council Board Member Denise Bubeck said, “I am so very thankful Indiana has joined in remembering the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, past and  present genocide; preserving the historic memory and ensuring that these atrocities will never occur again.”

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The proclamation that made Indiana the 28th state to recognize the Armenian Genocide (Photo: ANCA-ER)

Noting that the Ottoman Turkish government’s crime “still requires justice,” Gov. Holcomb’s proclamation cites Hoosier State’s active participation in the Near East Relief, an example of outpouring of generosity by the American people from the onset of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) and for 15 subsequent years in rescuing and providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were victims of the genocide. The document recounts the cycle of subsequent genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, specifically mentioning the Islamic State’s genocide against Middle East Christians, Yezidis, and other minorities. It concludes with the assertion that by “recognizing, consistently remembering, and educating about the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and all cases of past and ongoing genocide, we help protect historic memory, ensure that similar atrocities do not occur again and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution and tyranny.”

The full text of the Indiana proclamation is provided below.

Alabama and Mississippi are the last two U.S. states that have not yet officially memorialized and condemned the Armenian Genocide.

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State of Indiana
Executive Department
Indianapolis
Executive Order

PROCLAMATION

To All To Whom There Presents May Come, Greetings:

WHEREAS, from 1915-1923 during the Armenian Genocide, one and one-half million ethnic Armenian men, women and children as well as over one million Greeks, Assyrians, Syriacs and others were massacred as part of the planned complete eradication of those indigenous communities by the Ottoman Turkish Empire during the first modern genocide that still requires justice; and

WHEREAS, the Hoosier State was a staunch supporter of Near East Relief (NER), the American-led campaign to help rescue victims of the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1930 ;  and

WHEREAS, other cases of genocide include the Holocaust, killings in Cambodia in 1975, the massacres in Bosnia in 1992, the slaughter in Rwanda in 1994 and now in the 21st century, the displacements and deaths in Darfur as well as targeting of religious minorities by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Middle East; and

WHEREAS, by recognizing and consistently remembering, and educating about the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and all cases of past and ongoing genocide, we help protect historic memory, ensure that similar atrocities do not occur again and remain vigilant against hatred, persecution, and tyranny:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of the State of Indiana, do hereby proclaim November 6th-12th, 2017 as

ARMENIA AWARENESS WEEK

in the State of Indiana, and invite all citizens to duly note this occasion.

In Testimony Whereof, Thereto
set my hand and cause to be affixed the
Great Seal of State. Done at the
City of Indianapolis, this 1st
day of November the year of our
Lord 2017 and of the Independence
of the United States 242.

BY THE GOVERNOR: [SIGNED]

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

Eurasia Daily
Nov 6 2017
 
 
Indiana recognizes the Armenian Genocide c02d7242ca4cea50ebd5ad65e28b9.jpgTsitsernakaberd memorial complex in Yerevan

Indiana, USA, has recognized the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced.

The governor adopted a declaration saying that the Ottoman Empire deliberately killed almost 3 mn Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Syrians. He also proclaimed that November 4-12 will be the days of Armenia Awareness Week.

Indiana has become the 48th state that recognized the Armenian Genocide. Only Alabama and Mississippi did not recognize it.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 04:09 PM

I think that's great ~~ Thank you Indiana ~ Thank you Governor Holcomb``` 


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:32 PM

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Indiana Becomes 48th U.S. State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:29 PM

I hadn't realized~ almost all 50 states~ good~ very good```



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:15 AM

News.am, Armenia
Nov 7 2017
 
 
ANC Indiana: Recognition of Armenian Genocide was expected
13:13, 07.11.2017
 
 
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YEREVAN. – Recognition of the Armenian Genocide was an expected news for us, ANC of Indiana Chairperson Seda Arzumanyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.

“The decision of the Indiana governor to recognize the Armenian Genocide testifies to the successful work of the ANC for decades, both in Indiana and in other states. The Armenian community of Indiana is small, but it is strong in its faith and activities aimed at raising public awareness of the Armenian Genocide and, ultimately, its recognition,” said Arzumanyan, who assured that the Armenian Cause will continue active work on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide at the federal level.

Congressman Andre Carson, representing Indiana, has joined Resolution No. 220 on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, she said, expressing hope that many would follow his lead.

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a powerful proclamation memorializing the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s centrally-planned and executed annihilation of close to three million Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians and Syriacs, making the Hoosier State the 48th U.S. state to properly recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide.

Indiana recognizes Armenian Genocide

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:42 PM

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
November 7, 2017 Tuesday


Recognition of Armenian Genocide by U.S. state of Indiana is moral and
propaganda benefit - Harut Sassounian



YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 7, ARMENPRESS. The recognition of the Armenian
Genocide by the U.S. state of Indiana is propaganda and moral benefit,
Harut Sassounian, publisher at The California Courier, told
Armenpress.

“According to the U.S. Constitution, the states cannot interfere in
the country’s foreign affairs. Thus, they have no right to intervene
in the topics of this field and the decisions of the states cannot
affect Washington’s decisions, but the recognition of the Armenian
Genocide by the states has a propaganda meaning, it can be beneficial
from this perspective”, Harut Sassounian said.

He said the Armenian people have passed the stage of the genocide
recognition long ago. “If we want to move our case forward, we should
appeal to the international court demanding Turkey to restore our
national rights which were taken from us during the genocide”, he
noted.

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a powerful proclamation
memorializing the Ottoman Turkish Empire’s centrally-planned and
executed annihilation of close to three million Armenians, Greeks,
Assyrians and Syriacs, making the Hoosier State the 48th U.S. state to
properly recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide. Governor Holcomb
also declared November 6-12, 2017 as “Armenia Awareness Week” and
invited the citizens of Indiana to “duly note this occasion”.
 


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