Yes, We Can Recognize the Armenian Genocide


BY ROSARIO TEIXERIA

FOXBORO, Mass.—Yes We Can Recognize the Armenian Genocide” is the message on the 2010 Armenian Genocide Commemorative Billboard sponsored by Peace of Art Inc. www.peaceofart.org now on digital display in Foxboro.

The billboard, owned by Carroll Advertising, is located ¼ mile south of the main entrance to Gillette Stadium and Patriot Place. It is highly visible and strategically located at a long 4-way traffic signal on Route 1, between I-95 and I-495. The message reaches fans of the New England Patriots, New England Revolution, and patrons of Concerts, Trade Shows and Patriot Place.

YES WE CAN was the slogan of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, which was shared with the rest of the world. It promised that changes were on the way, and for the American Armenians was a message of hope for the recognition of the Armenian genocide by our government.

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Billboards “has given me the opportunity not only to proclaim the reality of the genocide of the Armenian people, as an undeniable historical event, that must be recognized, but also to champion the universal ideas of peace, liberty and justice,” said Daniel Varoujan Hejinian, the president of Peace of Art, Inc., who, since 1996 has been sponsoring the Armenian Genocide Commemorative Billboards in Watertown, Mass. This year, Peace of Art, Inc., is taking this message to other communities.

The collection of billboards will be on display at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, in Watertown from March 28 to May 2 as part of Varoujan’s art exhibit “A Journey Through the Years.”

Peace of Art, Inc., is a non-profit tax-exempt educational organization. Founded in 2003, by the artist Daniel Varoujan Hejinian, which uses the universal language of art to bring awareness to the human condition. For more information about this project, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please log onto www.PeaceofArt.org.

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