'I love America:' Armenian American family in Blue Springs reflects on Biden's recognition of genocide
April 25, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Today is a proud and emotional day for Armenian Americans.
(KCTV) -- Saturday was a proud but emotional day for Armenian Americans. President Joe Biden became the first president in history to recognize the massacre of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as a genocide. In a statement marking the 106th anniversary of the massacre's start, Biden wrote, "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. "“It means a great deal for all of my ancestors,” Svetlana Evans said. Evans is an Armenian American living in Blue Springs.
They lost everything,” Mosesova said. The family lived in the Soviet Union for about 12 years until another war started, resulting in them moving to the United States. “All Armenian people, it’s the same.
No human should go through this,” Evans said. Evans says there are currently more Armenians living abroad than there are still left in Armenia. She hopes the neighbors of Armenians in America and around the world take time to learn their history to keep from repeating it. “I’m just as proud to be Armenian as American.