On March 28, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger which proclaims the month of April to be “Armenian History Month.”
“During Armenian History Month, L.A. County will celebrate the rich culture and heritage of the Armenian people worldwide as well as recognize the dark days of the Armenian Genocide,” said Supervisor Hahn. “Throughout the month of April we will highlight the accomplishments of local Armenian Americans and what an incredible part of the Los Angeles County fabric the Armenian people have become.”
While Los Angeles County has in the past recognized the Armenian Genocide and proclaimed an annual “Remembrance Day” to honor the lives lost in that genocide, this is the first time the County is declaring an “Armenian History Month” to highlight and celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the Armenian people.
“With this proclamation, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the vast contribution of the Armenian community to our county’s economy and culture,” Supervisor Barger said. “The month of April holds significant meaning for our Armenian friends and neighbors and this resolution acknowledges the challenges and accomplishments of their rich history.”