The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pasadena City Hall.
The annual event is organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena, in conjunction with the City of Pasadena, the Armenian organizations, churches and local private and public schools student, that will also be participating.
The program will start with the presentation of Colors by AGBU scouts followed by the rendition of the anthems of the United States and the Republic of Armenia. The boy scouts of the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Pasadena-Glendale Chapter will stand guard.
Like every year, many local, state, and national elected officials and dignitaries will be in attendance and some will participate in the ceremonies.
The keynote speakers will be Dr. Hampig Sarafian, in English, and Very Rev. Fr. Andon Atamian, in Armenian. The Marshall Fundamental School Orchestra will be performing.
There will also be a cultural program, to duly mark this somber occasion. The public is invited to come and show its support.
The Armenian Community Coalition and the Armenian Community would be honored to share the experience of this event with the people of Pasadena and the Greater Pasadena Area. A time of remembrance of all the lives lost due to the atrocities of tyrant regimes and a call for recognition of such terrible sufferings of Armenians and all other nations who have suffered similar acts. The presence of the events’ special guests and friends, speaks loud to all future generations, since by attending, they are condemning all such acts and raising awareness to the well-being of all nations.