Armenian Genocide 99th Anniversary Commemorative Events


In the past few days, Armenians worldwide have been commemorating the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide through various events.  H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, and/or representatives participated in the following commemorative events held in our community:

On Thursday, April 24, the annual commemoration organized by the United Armenian Council was held at the Genocide memorial monument in Montebello, with the participation of clergy, community leaders, public officials, and thousands of community members.

Requiem service was conducted by the leaders of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches.   Faithful also had the opportunity to place wreaths at the cross-stone memorial.

 In the morning, the Prelate and clergy participated in the Unified Young Armenians annual Little Armenia march in Hollywood, where he blessed and encouraged the organizers and participants with the opening prayer.

The annual AYF protest in front of the Turkish consulate in Los Angeles was held in the afternoon, which this year continued for 24 hours until Friday, 2:00 p.m.

In the evening, the 13th annual City of Glendale Genocide commemoration was held at Alex Theatre.

On the evening of Wednesday, April 23rd, a candlelight vigil organized by the Unified Young Armenians was held near the Glendale Civic Auditorium, and a flag lowering ceremony took place at the Consulate General of Armenia in Los Angeles.

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