The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Fresno has announced a slate of Central California events to honor the memory of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished at the hands of the Imperial Ottoman government beginning on April 24, 1915.
The April 24, 2019 commemorative gatherings include:
A 10 a.m. Flag Raising at Fresno City Hall, 2600 Fresno Street at P Street, under the auspices of the Armenian National Committee of America – Central California. Fowler City Council Member Karnig Kazarian will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Alice Petrossian, Chair of the ANCA Western Region Education Committee will deliver the keynote address. Other participants will include the Sounds of Freedom Military Concert Band, students of the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School, vocalists Hygo Ohannessian and Asdghig Ajamian, and Central California Armenian Apostolic and Armenian Evangelical Clergy.
Noon observance by the Armenian Students Organization of California State University, Fresno at the on-campus Armenian Genocide Monument, Maple Avenue between Keats and Barstow Avenues, just off the Shaw Avenue exit of Freeway 168 East.
AGCCF Evening Commemoration at the Fresno State Armenian Genocide Monument with laying of flowers at 6 p.m., presentation of flags at 6:45 p.m., 7 p.m. religious service, and 7:30 p.m. civic service featuring remarks by Fresno State President Dr. Joseph I. Castro and keynote addresses by winners of the Armenian Genocide Essay Competition for high school and university students. Relaxed parking will be available in Campus Lots P1, P5, and P6.
All April 24 commemorative events are free and open to the public. More details about the 2019 Central California commemoration are available by visiting www.agcfresno.org or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org