LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Saturday marks the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and Las Vegas community members honored those victims with a candlelight vigil.
Armenian-Americans gathered at Armenian Genocide Monument in Sunset Park to remember the 1.5 million Armenians killed in 1915.
Turkey has refused to recognize the killings as a genocide, but Saturday, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to formally call the killings a genocide.
While many Armenians say the United States’ recognition is an important step in their fight, they also tell 8 News Now there is much more to be done.
Biden’s declaration follows a non-binding resolution by the U.S. Senate adopted unanimously in 2019 recognizing the killings as genocide.