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
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.