FRESNO, CA – The Armenian National Committee of Central California (ANC Fresno) gathered with the community in a “Walk for Remembrance” to commemorate the 94th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Friday, April 24, 2009. The walk began at the David of Sassoun Statue in Fresno at “M” and Tulare Streets and proceeded to Fresno City Hall, where a flag raising ceremony took place in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The walk began at 8:00 am and ended at Fresno City Hall with a flag raising ceremony which began at 9:00 a.m.
“The event was a tremendous success and represented a strong cross-section of our community today,” stated ANC spokesperson Richard
Sanikian. “We appreciate the support of our elected officials from local, state, county and federal levels of government, and look forward to their continued principled leadership on recognition of the Armenian Genocide,” he added.
The program featured guest speakers Congressman Jim Costa, State Senator Dave Cogdill, Fresno County Supervisor Debbie Poochigian,
Fresno City Mayor Ashley Swearingen, Council Member Andreas Borgeas and prominent Attorney Mark Geragos. Representatives from the office of Congressman Radanovich and Congressman Devin Nunes also attended the memorial event.
ANC of Central California advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.