Armenians to observe Martyr’s Day

Lowell Sun, MA
April 24 2004

Armenians to observe Martyr’s Day

LOWELL Armenians across the Merrimack Valley will gather tomorrow
outside Lowell City Hall to commemorate the 89th anniversary of
Armenian Martyrs’ Day.

A procession through downtown Lowell will precede the 10 a.m.
observance, led by an honor guard from the Armenian-American

The event, which features a speech from Rev. Vartan Kassabian and a
proclamation from Mayor Armand P. Mercier, honors the memory of 1.5
million Armenians who were victimized by the Ottoman Turks from

State Sen. Steven Panagiotakos and a representative from Rep. Marty
Meehan’s office will also be on hand.

Local youth will conduct a flag-raising ceremony and a buffet
reception will follow inside City Hall.