LAS VEGAS—The Armenian American Cultural Society of Las Vegas (AACS) announced Thursday that it has obtained approval to build an Armenian Genocide memorial monument at Sunset Park in southeastern Las Vegas, a pristine stretch of regional park space that spans 325 acres and is the most popular public park in Southern Nevada.
Construction of the Armenian Genocide Monument will coincide with the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Monument pays tribute to the 1.5 million innocent Armenian lives, who were systematically uprooted from their ancestral homeland and brutally massacred.
“We encourage your staunch support to participate as generously as possible and donate to this historic initiative, which unites the thriving Armenian-American community of Las Vegas in our efforts to keep the memory of our past alive and share our stories with our non-Armenian neighbors and friends in Southern Nevada,” the AACS said in an announcement.
“Your gift will be directed towards the architectural and construction expenses as well as the maintenance expenses required for general upkeep and beautification required by the park. Please keep in mind that all donations are tax deductible and will be acknowledged in a commemorative book that will be available during the Monument unveiling ceremony later in the year,” the announcement said.
The AACS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 and incorporated in 1981. Its mission is to preserve and promote Armenian History, Heritage and Culture in Nevada and for the past several decades has spearheaded the April 24 Genocide Commemoration events bringing together all Armenian churches and organizations together in the City of Las Vegas.