In 20th of July, US Congressman Jim Costa visited Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex. Jim Costa was accompanied by Samvel Nikoyan; head of NA Armenia-USA Friendship Group and AGMI Director Hayk Demoyan.
Costa has left flowers at the eternal fire and honored the memory of the innocent martyrs with a minute of silence. Then he visited the Genocide Museum and watched the exhibition dedicated to Aurora Martiganian; survivor of Armenian Genocide. AGMI Director presented to Costa parts of the mute film of Aurora, original posters of the movie, family photos and personal items of the heroine.
Jim Costa left a note in the Memory Book of Honorable Guests. The note reads: “… Growing up in Fresno-California, the “Land of William Saroyan” I heard from our neighbors about the Armenian Genocide, first Genocide of 20th century.”
At the end of the visit AGMI Director presented to the Congressman the English edition of “Armenian Genocide First Page Coverage in the World Press” published by Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute.