April 24 commemorates the Armenian Genocide. Execution of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders began in 1915 by the Ottoman Empire, The Young Turks.
In 1975 the US House of Representatives passed Joint Resolution designating April 24 as a National Day of Remembrance of Man’s Inhumanity to Man. The Resolution commemorated the victims of genocide, especially those of Armenian ancestry. The resolution however failed to pass in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee due to President Gerald R. Ford’s. He opposed the resolution to what he saw was a threat to the country's strategic alliance with Turkey.
Today Armenians and non Armenians alike come together to remember the Armenian Genocide. To put pressure on countries that still have not recognized this mass murder of innocent Armenian people as a GENOCIDE. These atrocities occurred 99 years ago for reasons of religion, power, and greed.
We must stand together so history does not repeat itself.