Washington (April 24, 2018) – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.


“On this day each year, we honor the memories of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished in the Armenian Genocide,” said Senator Markey. “It is our moral obligation to fully and properly recognize the Genocide, and for too long, we have not lived up to that obligation.


“Pope Francis has rightly called the Armenian Genocide ‘the first Genocide of the 20th century’, rightfully proclaiming that it is our duty to honor the memory of those who died. I will not stop fighting in the U.S. Senate until we completely and totally fulfill this duty, and that it is made the clear, unequivocal conclusion – once and for all – of our nation as a model for tolerance and freedom around the world.”