Las Vegas to Inaugurate Armenian Genocide Memorial

An artist's rendering of the planned memorial to be built in Las Vegas' Sunset Park


LAS VEGAS—The Armenian American Cultural Society of Las Vegas (AACS) announced Thursday that it has obtained approval to build an Armenian Genocide memorial monument at Sunset Park in southeastern Las Vegas, a pristine stretch of regional park space that spans 325 acres and is the most popular public park in Southern Nevada.

Construction of the Armenian Genocide Monument will coincide with the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Monument pays tribute to the 1.5 million innocent Armenian lives, who were systematically uprooted from their ancestral homeland and brutally massacred.
“We encourage your staunch support to participate as generously as possible and donate to this historic initiative, which unites the thriving Armenian-American community of Las Vegas in our efforts to keep the memory of our past alive and share our stories with our non-Armenian neighbors and friends in Southern Nevada,” the AACS said in an announcement.

“Your gift will be directed towards the architectural and construction expenses as well as the maintenance expenses required for general upkeep and beautification required by the park. Please keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged in a commemorative book that will be available during the Monument unveiling ceremony later in the year,” the announcement said.

The AACS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1981. Its mission is to preserve and promote Armenian History, Heritage and Culture in Nevada and for the past several decades has spearheaded the April 24 Genocide Commemoration events bringing together all Armenian churches and organizations together in the City of Las Vegas.

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  1. Tuyn said:

    There are countless other valuable properties in Turkey that were confiscated from Armenians, including:

    — The Presidential Palace in Ankara, until recently occupied by Erdogan and previous Turkish presidents, is located on land owned by the Kassabian family.
    — Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport is partly built on land owned by the Kevork Sarian family from Van.
    — The US Air Base at Injirlik is located on land owned by several Armenian families who have filed a lawsuit in US Federal Court against the Turkish government.

    These properties and thousands of others should be returned to their rightful owners as partial restitutive justice Turkey owes to the Armenian people.

    • Vahan said:

      Turkey MUST return and all the occupied or i should say stollen land back to Armenia, and enough is enough ADMIT and ACCEPT the 1915 Genocide

  2. David Davis said:

    I lived near that park. Great place and a great idea. I hope to go back there, and visit the site.

  3. Jack Der Hagopian said:

    What is the date of the event(s)? Las Vegas is probably the cheapest place to fly to for the Western half of the Country. I would love to be able to bring my family to observe and memorialize.

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