Every year on April 24th, Bus loads, car loads of people venture out to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to commemorate the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915, where 1.5 million Armenians we exterminated, and massacred by the hands of the Turkish Government. The Ottoman Empire. Our lands were ripped away and stolen from us as well. We stand in front of the Parliament Hill, then followed by that we march to the Turkish Embassy not too far away from the Parliament.
Our purpose every year to go to Ottawa, is for Armenians and Non-Armenians, go to voice ourselves and to publicly appear to raise awareness about the Armenian Genocide to passerby’s on the streets of Ottawa. Canada has recognized the Armenian Genocide. We are forever grateful that Canada has acknowledged what happened to us over 102 years ago. We always say thank you to Canada. Not only on April 24th, but everyday.
The Turkish Embassy and Turkish Government still refuses, denies and lies about the acts of horrific crimes against Armenians and humanity. They still deny the fact that they did it. In the past 3-4 years, the Turkish supporters have been attending our Armenian Genocide event. Of course they are being paid to be there and I witness the way they act, and even disrespect their Turkish flag by putting it on the ground and you see people walking on it. Even the Canadian flag is disrespected by putting it on the ground. The Turkish supporters dance, jump and celebrate on the other side. I have witnessed them also bringing barbecues, and celebratory music. It is absolutely disgusting.
Thank you to the dignitaries, politicians, and all those who take the time out to attend the Armenian Genocide commemoration in Ottawa.
Armenian Genocide events are near and dear to my heart and soul. I try my best to be present at every Armenian Genocide event. This year in 2017 was my 20th year in a row in Attendance to the Ottawa peaceful demonstration. In the last 20 years that I have been present, I can definitely say that we have come a long way in terms of recognition, and many non-Armenians know about us now.
1915 never again! Genocide never again!
We are still here! #TurkeyFailed #ArmenianGenocide #KeepThePromise #ThePromise
Thank you Canada for recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
God bless Armenians
God bless Armenia!