The forget-me-not will be the symbol of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Empire.
The slogan of the centennial is “I remember and demand,” Vigen Sargsyan, Chief of the Armenian Presidential Staff, told reporters following the 4th meeting of the state commission for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The state commission held a contest, and the symbol offered by the Sharm holding won.
“The forget-me-not has the same meaning in many languages. This is the reason why it has been chosen. The 12 pillars of the Memorial to Armenian Genocide victims (Tsisternakaberd) will be vividly depicted on the symbol, which will actively be used in the events marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.”
The black is a symbol of genocide, the violet is the symbol of the present and future, and the five petals mean the five continents where Armenian Genocide survivors settled down and founded Armenian communities.
As regards the slogan “I remember and demand,” Mr Sargsyan said that its aim is that each person remembers his or her family’s history and the people’s tragedy.
“We must present this demand to the entire world,” he said.