Times Square Commemoration of Armenian Genocide to Take Place on April 24


NEW YORK — The 101st anniversary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will be held in Times Square (43rd St. & Broadway) on Sunday, April 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The organizers invite people of all backgrounds to join together to commemorate the Armenian Genocide (Medz Yeghern), Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) and subsequent genocides during Genocide Awareness Month. This is the 30th gathering in Times Square for the Genocide.

Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide in Times Square have attracted thousands of people to unite and show support for crimes against humanity. The commemoration is free and open to the public. There will be free bus transportation to and from Times Square for New York and New Jersey participants.

Armen McOmber of Redbank, NJ, Bryan Ardouny, executive director of the Armenian Assembly of America, and Rachel Goshgarian, PhD, assistant professor of history, Lafayette College, will preside over the ceremonies.

The theme of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration is “Truth, Recognition, and Justice.” This historic event will pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were annihilated by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire and to the millions of victims of subsequent genocides worldwide.

For more information on the Commemoration and bus transportation visit www.kofv.org, click: Main/April 24, 2016.