Krekorian’s Armenian Genocide Memorial Tree Project is Underway

Councilman Paul Krekorian plans the first of 100 pomegranate trees on April 23 during LA City's commemoration of the Armenian Genocide
Councilman Paul Krekorian plans the first of 100 pomegranate trees on April 23 during LA City's commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

Councilman Paul Krekorian plans the first of 100 pomegranate trees on April 23 during LA City’s commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday approved funding for the Armenian Genocide Memorial Tree Project, spearheaded by Councilmember Paul Krekorian and with the aim of planting 100 pomegranate trees across city parks and in each pf the 15 council districts to mark the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

The first pomegranate tree was planted earlier this year at City Hall on April 23 during LA’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
“Los Angeles has unquestionably taken the lead in showing solidarity and standing on the side of justice and recognition for the Armenian people,” said Councilmember Krekorian. “This project will serve as a living genocide memorial and symbol of the Armenian people’s history as we commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.”

“Anyone who comes to City Hall or travels throughout our city will see the pomegranate trees, which will continue to flourish as the Armenian community has. It will stand as a sign of hope, rebirth, and survival,” added Kerkorian.

Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates.

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  1. papken hartunian said:

    It is very unfortunate that our local Armenian leaders believe that somewhere other than Armenian could replace their homeland. We have to understand that it is just matter of time, whatever we have been building on the foreign soil is going to be enjoyed by the none Armenians.
    Let us all think about saving our homeland from deadly bullets showering and killing our brothers and sisters on daily basis.

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