Genocide Commemoration to be Held At Times Square

NEW YORK (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the 24th year, thousands of American-Armenia’s and their supporters will gather in Times Square (Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets) to commemorate the first genocide of the 20th Century.

To be held on Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 2-4 PM, this historic event will pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenia’s who were extinguished by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire. The Commemoration will also celebrate the survival of the Armenian people, their rich heritage and their contributions.

Speakers will include Armenian and non-Armenian political and civic leaders and students. This event is free and open to the public.

The 94th Commemoration is organized by the Mid-Atlantic chapters of Knights and Daughters of Vartan, a U.S. fraternal organization of Armenian-Americans, and co-sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union, Armenian National Committee of America, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian Democratic Liberal Party and Social Democratic Hunchagian Party.

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