It is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians were killed throughout the Ottoman Turks’ brutal terror campaign. Many were forced to give up their property, leave their homes, renounce their Christian faith, or were sent to concentration camps where they suffered starvation and disease.
The horrific events that took place from 1915-1924 left millions of Armenians with wounded hearts that have yet to be healed. That is why the formal recognition by the President Joe Biden is an important and long awaited step toward justice for Armenians around the globe.
In December of 2020, For the Martyrs embarked on a mission trip to bring aid to Armenian children that were displaced as a result of their country’s recent war with Azerbaijan.
Founder and President of For the Martyrs, Gia Chacon said, “I would like to commend President Joseph R. Biden for officially recognizing the massacre of ethnic Armenians under the Ottoman Empire for what it is: a genocide.”
The President released the following statement:
“Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring.”
For the Martyrs continues to advocate on behalf of our Armenian brothers and sisters who suffer to this day under the oppressive hand of Turkey.
“I pray the current administration will commit themselves to the promise the President made today to work to prevent future atrocities from occurring anywhere in the world and to make strides to end the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities that are underway today,” added Chacon.
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-By CNJ Staff