ANC Capitol Hill Observance Honors Balakian Canadian Legislator

Senate and House members call for proper US reaffirmation of the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON–DC–Over 40 Members of Congress joined with several hundred Armenian Americans from across the country this week to honor victims and survivors of the Armenian Genocide–at the 10th annual ANCA Observance on Capitol Hill. Special guests at the Observance included New York Times Best Selling author Peter Balakian–who received the ANCA Freedom Award for his tireless efforts to document the US humanitarian response to the Armenian Genocide in his landmark book–"The Burning Tigris."

Longtime Canadian Armenian community supporter and champion of the recently adopted Armenian Genocide resolution–the Honorable Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral–spoke poignantly of worldwide efforts to recognize this crime against humanity.

Senators and Representatives–as well as Congressional staff representing some 100 Congressional offices–were greeted by over 400 community members–many of whom travel annually to Washington–DC to attend the Capitol Hill Observance and discuss Armenian American concerns with their elected representatives. The program was held in the historic Cannon Caucus Room.


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