The Armenian Genocide Commemoration
April 24, 1915 – April 24, 2020
105 Years of Remembrance
1.5 Million Armenians Massacred by the Turkish Ottoman Empire.
By: Talin Orfali Ghazarian – CANADA
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is Canada’s Capital and every year for a few decades now, we embark on a journey with buses and automobiles to the Parliament Hill for a peaceful demonstration to meet with government dignitaries, Armenians across cities and towns from Ontario, Quebec and Other areas plus our Non-Armenian supporters who have recognized and acknowledged The Armenian Genocide, then immediately after the Parliament, we conduct a march to the Turkish Embassy to also conduct a civil demonstration. Canada has recognized the Armenian Genocide and the purpose of us gathering at the Parliament hill is to say thank you to the Canadian Government for recognizing.
However, this year in 2020 is a lot different and due to unfortunate circumstances due to the COVID19 outbreak, we will be doing things a lot differently. Just because we are not gathering in large numbers together, does not mean that we have forgotten and it does not mean that we will not remember. This year, we will be live streaming online and commemorating through social media outlets, posting articles, hashtags, videos, and pictures to participate. We will definitely make sure that we voice ourselves.
1.5 million Armenians were displaced from their homes, sent to the desert without food and water, were left hungry, tired, slaughtered and massacred by the hands of the Turkish Ottoman Empire of Turkey, and also we had our lands were stolen and our Mount Ararat where it was the final resting place of Noah’s Ark. To this day, Turks still deny and lie about ever committing those terrible crimes. There are several websites and literature about The Armenian Genocide online.
Many countries around the world have recognized the Armenian Genocide and we thank and appreciate you. Let’s prevent that history does not repeat itself.
Acknowledge, Recognize, Awareness.