Congresswoman Chu Calls for Memory, Resolve on the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Yom Hashoa

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Congresswoman Chu Calls for Memory, Resolve on the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and Yom Hashoa Published on Monday, April 24, 2017 | 2:46 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. As Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoa) and the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were marked on Monday, Pasadena-area Congresswoman Judy Chu reminded the public of the horrific pogroms which killed millions.On this day in 1915, Ottoman Empire officials began rounding up and killing Armenian cultural leaders, the beginning of an attempt to wipe out the Armenian people. Orchestrated mass killings followed, eventually claiming 1.5 million lives simply because they were Armenian. And even though we have historical records and first person memories from those who survived it, the Armenian Genocide is still denied by Turkey and even our own government. We cannot deny the truth, and I will continue to stand with the Armenian community until the United States unequivocally stands on the side of history.“Today also happens to be Yom Hashoa, Holocaust Remembrance Day, when the world remembers the attempted genocide of the Jewish people, and the mass murders of many others in World War II, and says ‘never again.’ It is vitally important that we remember atrocities like these not only to mourn the lives that were lost, but so that we prevent them from ever happening again.”Rep. Chu is an original cosponsor of the H.Res.220, a congressional resolution that would formally recognize the Armenian Genocide. Earlier this year, she also authored a letter to President Trump urging him to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more