LAS VEGAS—The construction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument at Sunset Park is coming to conclusion and the unveiling is scheduled for 10:00am on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Sunset Park is the largest park in the City of Las Vegas, centrally located and close to the McCarran international airport. The park has over 4 million annual visitors.
The monument project is the initiative of the Armenian-American Cultural Society (AACS) of Las Vegas, with the participation of all Las Vegas Armenian churches and organizations.
The memorial monument will be a gift to the people of southern Nevada from the Armenian-American community.
H.E. Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of Western Diocese and H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate of Western Prelacy, officials from Republic of Armenia and Republic of Lebanon as well as local city officials and State of Nevada Congressional Representatives, and the Nevada Consular Corps will participate in the unveiling.
Plan on arriving early since parking is not available at the monument site and there will be a 15 minute walk from adjacent parking lots to the monument site. Shuttle service will be available for those who need transportation to and from parking lots. The park is located at 2601 East Sunset Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120. The monument is located at the entrance on Sunset Road across from Enterprise Car Rental.
AACS is the first Armenian-American organization established in Nevada, founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1981 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. AACS actively supports issues and concerns of the Armenian-American community in Nevada with a mission of preserving the history, culture and traditions of the Armenian people.