L.A. County Supervisor Antonovich Honors Vartanyan and Sassounian
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich honored Agassi Vartanyan and Harut Sassounian on August 18 with a special proclamation signed by all five County Supervisors.
Vartanyan was recognized for his record breaking 55-day fast at the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank during the months of April and May to draw attention to the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Antonovich also recognized Sassounian, who as President of Crimes Against Humanity Never Again (CAHNA) had helped organize Vartanyan’s fast.
Antonovich commended Vartanyan and CAHNA for publicizing the Armenian Genocide and other atrocities. “Denial of any genocide paves the way to other genocides. The Centennial of the Armenian Genocide is the appropriate time to disseminate the evidence of this Crime Against Humanity,” stated Antonovich during the presentation ceremony.
Deputy Consul General Valery Mkrtoumian thanked Supervisor Antonovich for recognizing Vartanyan’s unique initiative and Sassounian’s life-long devotion to the Armenian Cause, the Armenian American community, and the Republic of Armenia.