The American people join the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina in solemn remembrance of the over 8,000 victims of the genocide in Srebrenica, says a press release of the U.S. Department of State on the occasion of 26 years since their murder.
The press release posted on the State Department’s website further says that the U.S. stands with the families of those who lost their loved ones and with those who tirelessly seek justice in their names.
“The tragic events of the past remind us of the need to work in unity for a better future, one that is inclusive of all citizens in a Bosnia and Herzegovina that is stable and prosperous,” the release adds.
It further says that the U.S. deeply values its longstanding friendship with Bosnia and Herzegovina and remains a steadfast partner committed to the shared goal of a democratic Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path to full Euro-Atlantic integration.
“As we reflect upon this anniversary, we reaffirm our commitment to work to prevent future atrocities,” the press release also says.
On July 11, 19 additional victims were laid to rest at the Potocari Memorial Center near Srebrenica.