The Armenian National Committee of America-San Gabriel Valley will host the annual Armenian Genocide Rally and Vigil on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Bicknell Park, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA 90640, Asbarez reports.
The speakers for the event will be Father Vazken Movsesian and Dr. Levon Marashlian.
Rep. Christopher Wright, D-Bristol, announced that Ruth Thomasian will be the keynote speaker at the annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration on April 26 at the state Capitol, The Hartford Courant reports.
“The April 26th ceremony will be held to remember our martyrs and honor our survivors,” Rep. Wright said. “We invite everyone to join us and following the commemoration event all participants are invited to gather in the Hall of the Flags for refreshments.”
Turkish historians will discuss claims about the genocide and forced deportation of Armenians in 1915, at a symposium on Thursday, according to Daily Sabah.
The chairman of the Turkish Historical Society said the historians will study documents obtained from British, American and German archives during the two-day event.