Annual commemoration ceremony


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On April 22nd, the annual commemoration ceremony was held in Montebello Memorial devoted to the 103th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Community and religious leaders, US federal, state and local elected officials were in attendance.
In her speech Consul Armella Shakaryan emphasized the importance of commemorations in face of growing threat of genocide in the world today. “Each Armenian living in this world will never stand silent, never forget and will continue to demand truth and justice. This just cause should be supported by all those, who are concerned about the peaceful future of mankind. The Armenian people will always remain standing by the side of those who suffered from crimes against humanity”, said A. Shakaryan. She concluded her speech with the words of appreciation and on behalf of the Armenian government expressed gratitude to the members of the Congress and other elected officials as well as the Armenian American Community for their continuous efforts towards increasing the awareness of Armenian Genocide, voicing the importance of the Armenian Genocide recognition and emphasizing the connection between the genocide denial and the recurrence of the tragedy.

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