Burbank AYF joins Burbank ANC to commemorate the 93rd Genocide Anniv

Burbank AYF joins with Burbank ANC to commemorate the 93rd Anniversary
of the Armenian Genocide

12.04.2008 14:50

The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Burbank Chapter is taking over the
major duties this year from the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of
Burbank in organizing the commemoration of the 1915 to 1923 Armenian
Genocide, which left 1.5 million Armenians dead and 500,000 more
ethnically-cleansed from their ancestral homeland.

On Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM, Burbank AYF chairman Shunt Jarshafdjian
will accept a proclamation from Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos, at the
beginning of the city’s weekly council meeting.

Jarshafdjian will be joined by fellow AYF members Ovsana Khodabakhsh
and Raffi Prudian, as well as Burbank ANC member Vahe Shahinian.

After the presentation by Mayor Ramos commemorating the victims of the
brutal genocide perpetuated by the Turkish Government, there will be an
8 PM candlelight vigil on the steps of Burbank City Hall, in memory of
the innocent men, women and children who were murdered from 1915 to

Members from an Armenian-American scouting organization, the Homenetmen
Sipan Chapter of Burbank, will officially kick-off the candlelight
vigil with the presentation of the colors and the flag salute.

Speaking at the candlelight vigil will be Hovan Tashjian of the
Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) of Burbank and AYF Central Executive
Casper Jivalagian.

There will also be a poetry reading accompanied by the playing of a

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