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May 25, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is marking Memorial Day by encouraging Armenian Americans to honor the sacrifice of the American servicemen and women who, throughout U.S. history, have given their lives so that Americans – and all peoples – can live in a safer world.

As a tribute to the ideals for which Americans have fought and died, Armenian Americans are calling on their federal legislators to support a series of anti-genocide measures, including funding for peacekeepers in Darfur, targeting divestment from Sudan, enacting the Genocide Accountability Act, and recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The full action alert is posted below:

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“Armenian Americans have fought and died in every U.S. war for more than a century,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “We honor their sacrifice – and the selfless and heroic devotion of all Americans who have fallen in service to our nation – by working to make the world a safer place for Americans and all peoples.”

As part of this special Memorial Day campaign, hundreds of Armenian Americans have responded to the ANCA’s invitation to write emails describing their military service, honoring relatives who are veterans, or remembering family members who died while in the service. The ANCA welcome additional letters to, and will share a sample of these notes with Members of Congress.


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