PASADENA—In a couple of years, Armenians all over the world will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first genocide of the 20th century when 1.5 million Armenians were massacred. To keep the memory of 1.5 million Armenians alive, 166 memorial monuments have been erected in 33 countries worldwide. Those who erected the monuments want the history to stay alive and the people of the world to be informed of that barbaric event.
The Armenian community in Pasadena wanted to bring their share in the commemoration effort. The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee has planned a very impressive memorial to be constructed in Pasadena Memorial Park by 2015, with adequate informational inscriptions about the genocide.
On July 16, 2013, the Recreation and Parks Commission unanimously approved the proposed design by Catherine Menard, a student at the Pasadena Art Center College of Design.
The City of Pasadena has scheduled the City Council hearing for September 9th for the review and approval of the memorial design. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chamber; Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S249.
Community members are urged to attend the City Council hearing and show support of the proposed memorial project.
The Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Committee is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.