–Council Launches Website for Monument Design Competition
GLENDALE–The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale (AGMCG) launched their new website on December 22–www.armeniangenocidemonument.com–and announced the beginning of their Monument design competition. The AGMCG will oversee the design and construction of a commemorative monument in the City of Glendale dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide.
The monument will serve as a befitting venue to begin the educational process of honoring the memory of those who perished and acknowledging the memories of the heroic deeds and acts of the Americans whose actions helped save thousands of helpless Armenian men–women and children from the rage of the genocide.
In August of 2001–the City Council of Glendale adopted a motion to accept the gift of a monument to honor the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide and the memory of Americans whose actions helped save thousands of Armenian men–women–and children from perishing in the genocide between 1915 and 1918.
On April 8–2003–the Glendale City Council approved the final location/site for the genocide monument. The AGMCG has been working very closely with City staff to oversee the monument selection process and has established a Selection Committee comprised of community leaders–architecture and design experts–and public officials.
The announcement of the winner will take place in April–as this year marks the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
All parties interested in submitting a design may do so by following the guidelines and rules for submission made available on the AGMCG website.
The AGMCG is a newly established organization dedicated to enhancing cross cultural understanding among the different cultural and ethnic groups in the City of Glendale by promoting respect for past historical events and the recognition thereof through continuous education–specifically that of the Armenian genocide.
For more information–visit www.armeniangenocidemonument.com.