GENOCIDE MUSEUM COMMEMORATES AMERICAN RED CROSS FOUNDER
- On May 23, Armenian Genocide Museum hosted a ceremony dedicated to the memory of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross and a great humanitarian.
At the event, Hayk Demoyan, the Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, John Heffern, the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Ashot Hovakimian, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of RA and Kevin Patti, American historian representing Clara Barton National Historic Site delivered opening statements.
The presentation of the English and Armenian editions of Clara Barton's "American Relief Expedition to Asia Minor under the Red Cross" report (1896) also took place. The translation and publication of the Armenian edition of the report was made possible through the support of the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.
On this occasion, the AGMI Scientific Council decided to issue "Gratitude" Clara Barton Golden Medal as well as a memorial postcard. The director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan handed golden medals to Ambassador John Heffern, Ashot Hovakimian, Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Kevin Patti, Barton expert. The U.S. Embassy will deliver medals to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a token of Armenian-American friendship, Genocide Museum website reported.
- 1827 The legal basis of the Armenian Voluntary Brigade in Tbilissi (Georgia) is announced.
- 1834 Murder of Harootyoon Alamdaryan in New Nakhichevan (Rostov, Russia). He was born in 1796.
- 1915 The Allied Powers, England, France, and Russia, jointly issued a statement explicitly charging for the first time ever another government of committing "a crime against humanity". This joint statement stated "in view of these new crimes of Turkey against humanity and civilization, the Allied Governments announce publicly to the Sublime Porte that they will hold personally responsible for these crimes all members of the Ottoman Government, as well as those of their agents who are implicated in such massacres".