“America We Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief,” is a movement to recognize the outpouring of generosity by the American people from the onset of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923) and for 15 consecutive years, and to highlight the efforts of Near East Relief in rescuing and providing assistance to hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were victims of the Genocide.
Thanks to the generosity of Near East Relief, its participating organizations and entities, the U.S. government and state governments, and especially the American People at large, hundreds of thousands of orphans and millions of refugees of the Armenian Nation were rescued, fed, clothed, and educated by this effort. Near East Relief allowed Armenians to survive, thrive, and prosper from the horrors of genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turkey.
“America We Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief,” is committed to promoting the role Near East Relief played in providing assistance to the hundreds of thousands of orphans and millions of refugees of the Armenian Genocide.
Through various events and programs “America We Thank You: An Armenian Tribute to Near East Relief,” will mark the centennial of the Near East Relief efforts and express its gratitude to the American people for establishing and continuing the tradition of being the most generous nation. Countless Armenian-Americans are descendants of those rescued by Near East Relief.