Commemorating The Armenian Genocide - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

Commemorating The Armenian Genocide

Posted:

More than a dozen Fresno churches and Armenian groups will come together this week for the 98th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide.

The commemoration, which is held over a six-day period starting on April 23, will include a variety of activities to honor and remember those who perished in the genocide, as well as educate future generations on this atrocity and its impact on generations of Armenians who fled to survive.

Historians say that 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I, which Armenians and several nations around the world recognize as the first genocide of the 20th century.

The former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, John Marshall Evans, will return to Fresno to participate in the Armenian Genocide Commemoration events, since he first announced his personal conviction that the atrocities that took place during 1915-1921 were actually genocide, organizers of the event said.

Here are the three major events that will be taking place during the commemoration:

- Requiem Service at Ararat Cemetery, 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on April 23 at the Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 1925 W. Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

- 9th Annual Armenian Flag Raising Ceremony, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on April 24 at Fresno City Hall

- Church Services at the Pilgrim Armenian Congressional Church from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 24 at the Pilgrim Armenian Congregational Church, 3673 N. First Street

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Fresno Girl Battles Rare Cancer, Friends Organize Fundraisers

    Fresno Girl Battles Rare Cancer, Friends Organize Fundraisers

    Battling cancer can be tough for anyone. But imagine getting the diagnosis at just eight years old.Isabel Anderson complained to her parents in March that she had double vision. By April, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic.More >>
    Battling cancer can be tough for anyone. But imagine getting the diagnosis at just eight years old.Isabel Anderson complained to her parents in March that she had double vision. By April, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic.
    More >>
  • Missing Hiker's Body Found In Kings Canyon National Park

    Missing Hiker's Body Found In Kings Canyon National Park

    A heartbreaking find in Kings Canyon National Park; a hiker missing for three days was found dead. Parks officials say Gregory Muck went hiking alone on August 10th and planned to get through a lot of areas in the park.More >>
    A heartbreaking find in Kings Canyon National Park; a hiker missing for three days was found dead. Parks officials say Gregory Muck went hiking alone on August 10th and planned to get through a lot of areas in the park.More >>
  • VALLEY DROUGHT 2014: Using Fish To Save Water

    VALLEY DROUGHT 2014: Using Fish To Save Water

    Valley Drought 2014 has a lot of people looking for ways to save water. Aquaponics is system that uses less water and grows vegetables and fruits, and is getting popular in the Valley.
    More >>
    Valley Drought 2014 has a lot of people looking for ways to save water. Aquaponics is system that uses less water and grows vegetables and fruits, and is getting popular in the Valley.

    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.