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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Rep. Dave Trott Visits Armenia to Recognize Armenian Genocide of 1915

April 24, 2015
Press Release

TSITSERNAKABERD, ARMENIA: U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11) today attended the centennial ceremony in Armenia to remember the Armenian Genocide of 1915.  

“It was an extraordinary honor to attend today’s somber remembrance of the Armenian Genocide.  After one hundred years, the world has not forgotten the heartbreaking deaths that occurred in 1915 and we move forward to honor those who were lost and learn from the tragic events of the past.  For far too long, many have refused to address this first genocide of the 20th Century and I am hopeful that today’s commemoration will serve as a solemn reminder for the world to stand with the Armenian people. Together, we will never forget these terrible crimes,” said Rep. Dave Trott, Michigan’s only member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Rep. Trott joined a Congressional delegation to visit Armenia and take part in the centennial commemoration ceremonies. Historians believe as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915, yet international governments—including the United States—have refused to label the killings as a genocide.  Since coming to Congress, Rep. Trott has been outspoken in his support for the federal government and the Obama Administration to recognize the 1915 killings as a genocide.  

Michigan is home to nearly 15,000 Armenian Americans. 

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