MONTEBELLO—The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America will host its annual Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil honoring the 96th anniversary of the Genocide. The event will be held at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument at Bicknell Park, in Montebello on Saturday, April 23 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Element Band, Zulal A Capella Trio and singer/songwriter Raffi Semerdjian will perform at the event. Ara Papian, former ambassador of Armenia to Canada, will deliver the keynote address regarding Armenia’s legal claims to the six Armenian provinces that were decimated by the Genocide.
The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will set up a registration booth at the event. All attendees are encouraged to sign up to help Armenian cancer patients who are in desperate need of bone marrow transplants.
The Homenetmen Pasadena Azadamard chapter will also participate in their annual nine-mile march from Pasadena to the monument.
Join this unique and memorable Genocide commemoration event. The monument is located at 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640.
For more information, visit Armenian Monument Web site and search “Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument” and “Armenian Genocide Candlelight Vigil” on Facebook.