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 April 25, 2003 


The Legacy of Remembering


Genocide Remembrance Day, each April 24, is a sad occasion made colorful as hundreds of thousands mark their memories with flowers carried up the long walk to Tsitsernakaberd Monument.

Many, and in the broader sense, all, are descendants of maybe a million or more Armenians who perished in Turkey starting 88 years ago on this day.

The normally quiet park stirs early with preparations for local and foreign dignitaries' visits, made with great pomp and presentation. But mostly the day is one of communal grief turned public.

By mid-day the circumference of the Eternal Flame is ringed in a knee-deep bouquet of flowers place one or a few at a time until the air is sweet with fragrance at the sacred monument.

The thousands make their march, taking an hour or more to reach the top, then descending the hill back to their regular lives of remembering in private.

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Pain in Paint

Yesterday (April 24) members of Mihr youth organization gathered in a park near the State Conservatory where they used black (tragedy) and red (blood) paint to depict Mt. Ararat from its western side. On a white canvas they painted names of villages where Genocide took place.

 

 





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