Former Vice President Joe Biden has written a letter to the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) declaring that “The United States must reaffirm, once and for all, our record on the Armenian Genocide.”
“We must never forget or remain silent about this horrific and systematic campaign of extermination that resulted in the deaths of 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children and the mass deportation of 2 million Armenians from their homes. If we do not fully acknowledge, commemorate, and teach our children about genocide, the words ‘never again’ lose their meaning. The facts must be as clear and as powerful for future generations as for those whose memories are seared by tragedy. Failing to remember or acknowledge the fact of a genocide only paves the way for future mass atrocities,” he said.
In his letter to the Armenian Assembly of America, former Vice President conveyed congratulations to Congresswoman Jackie Speier on receiving the Assembly’s Deukmejian Award for Public Service. He also praised said Congresswoman Speier’s efforts to work for recognition of the Armenian Genocide.