Every year, the date April 24 symbolizes the premeditated Genocide perpetrated by Turkey against Armenians.
As a consequence of the Genocide, not only did 1.5 million innocent Armenians lose their lives, but an incalculable economic and cultural legacy was lost as well. Most importantly, however, a large area of our millennia-old fatherland was usurped by the Turks. Today, 94 years after the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, Western Armenia continues to remain under Turkish occupation.
The Armenian nation will never cease its pursuit of justice. We are the masters of our demands and our destiny.
April 24th symbolizes the day marking the Armenian nation’s rightful demands.
As in previous years, this year on April 24th we will remember our martyrs, and make our voices heard via political demonstrations and commemorative observances. From Yerevan to Tehran, Beirut to Buenos Aires, and Paris to Stepanakert, the Armenian people will unite and remind the world that justice has yet to be served.
In Southern California, on Friday, April 24, 2009 a political rally and commemorative observance will be held at the Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument in Montebello beginning at 11:00 am. Details of this event will be publicized in the near future.
We appeal to every Armenian family and each individual Armenian to participate in the commemorative observance in Montebello and collectively proclaim our just demands upon the world.