The 100th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide is just 6 and a half Months away. Annually on April 24, we gather together in Canada’s Capital Ottawa in the Province of Ontario and we commemorate the Armenian Genocide. The Turkish Ottoman empire and Government is responsible for murdering and massacre of 1.5 Million Armenian’s in 1915 as well as stealing our precious and beautiful land as well as Mount Ararat which will always be Armenia’s.
The Turkish Government to this very day still denies that they ever did commit a Genocide, which is why we need to spread the word as much as possible. 2015 will be the 100th Commemoration. Where ever you are and will be, however you will commemorate, it is important to come together with other Armenian’s and venture out in the public eye, and in public places to voice ourselves and make this a global recognition. Our efforts need to be taken out of our Armenian communities and churches and solely head to Embassies, Consulates, organize public marches in the metropolitan areas of your city where it is densely populated with visible signs, banners, and our Armenia Flag.
Canada Has recognized the Armenian Genocide and we thank Canada so much as other Countries as well who have recognized. It is only a matter of time until the world comes together to raise awareness and recognition, on not only the Armenian genocide, but all other genocides and terrible acts of humanity throughout the world.
We need to spread the word out to everyone. In Canada, we will be heading to Ottawa, Canada in front of the Canadian Parliament, followed by a march to the Turkish Embassy. April 24, 2015. Usually we begin at 12 noon until everyone arrives in Ottawa from buses from Ontario and Quebec from Cambridge, Toronto, Montreal, Laval, and abroad. For up to date information, bus departure times and other questions, please see your Local Canadian Armenian Community Centre Organization to obtain more information.
Also the information will be posted here as well once we get more news soon. In the meantime it is important to spread awareness as much as possible. Social Media is a huge way to raise awareness. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the 100th Centennial in Ottawa, please contact me. Also if you want to do your own research about the Armenian Genocide and what happened, You can Google, or search on Facebook, Twitter or wherever in social media.
Beautiful and chilling post… thanks for spreading awareness, and hoping that this tragedy will be recognized as such.
I am glad to see this post. It is amazing how many people don’t know anything about the Armenian people, or the Diaspora. My grandparents fortunately survived and moved to Egypt. Later my father and his brothers came to the US. I did a Masters study on “Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma”, working with a group composed of the children and grandchildren of Holocaust and Diaspora survivors. It was not until I did and filmed this study that I became aware that the deep sadness and distrust I felt was the voice of my ancestry, carried body to body, through generations of survivors.
BTW – Thank you for reading my poetry,
I flinch every time I hear someone representing the Turkish official position, interviewed on this topic, when they deny the atrocities by talking around it and challenging the semantics of the question. I don’t know how intelligent people can still deny it, but likely because they don’t want to believe it. I’m glad Canada validates that history.