Genocide Commemoration Events Held In Washington, Strasbourg And Can


APRIL 26, 2010

YEREVAN, APRIL 26, ARMENPRESS: A number of events dedicated to the
95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide were held in Washington.

April 24 wreaths were put at the cross-stone located in the territory
of the Armenian embassy in Washington.

Foreign Ministry press service told Armenpress that with the
participation of all the wings of the Armenian community of Washington
D.C. and nearby states a liturgy was served in commemoration of the
victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Armenian ambassador to the USA Tatoul Margaryan who is always stating
that "Turkey’s denial is in confusion" set his hope on time. The
ambassador noted that during the time the Armenian Diaspora is becoming
more and more powerful and organized. He pointed out that the unity
of the Armenian people is the biggest guarantee for the strengthening
of the homeland, consolidation of the Artsakh’s independence and
international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide.

Commemoration events were held April 24 in Strasburg dedicated to
the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. A commemoration and
wreath-putting ceremony was held in the neighborhood of "Monument
of Victims" in Strasburg square. Z. Mnatskanayan, representatives of
Armenian, Kurdish, Jewish communities and urban authorities delivered

Head of the Armenian delegation of the PACE Davit Harutyunyan,
Armenian judge in the European Court of Human Rights Alvina Gyulumyan,
representative to Strasburg Mayor, primates of churches, heads of
Jewish and Kurd authorities, numerous representatives of the Armenian
community and many others were present at the ceremony.

An ecumenical liturgy followed the commemoration ceremony held in
Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune Kathoghike Church.

A commemoration event was held April 24 in the Armenian Embassy of
Canada on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Great Genocide,
wraths and flowers were placed on "Immortal Armenia" monument located
in the territory of the embassy.

Temporary Charge d’Affairs Arman Hakobyan, as well as Bishop Bagrat
Galstanyan delivered speeches.

The ceremony was then continued in front of the Canada parliament,
where a number of the parliamentarians joined the participants.

Prime Minister of Canada Steven Harper delieverd a speech, too.

The primates of the two dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church
– of the Armenian Catholic and Armenian Evangelic Churches, the
heads and representatives of the Armenian parties, organizations and
associations operating in Canada, the pupils of the Armenian schools,
representatives of the mass media, many individuals from Ottawa,
Montreal and Toronto partook in the initiative. The honorary guest
of the day was Armin Vegner’s son -Mickele Vegner.

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