In August 2001–the Glendale City Council decided to honor the victims of the Armenian Genocide by erecting a monument; as a result of the persistent efforts of the Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale–the city of Glendale decided–in September 2002–to allot a portion of land around the Glendale Civic Auditorium for this purpose. At that time–we enthusiastically reported about this development to the community.
As we prepare to commemorate the 88th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide–the first genocide of the Twentieth Century–we are once again happy to convey that the Glendale City Council voted on April 8 (by a vote of 4-1) to apportion land on the Verdugo Street side of the Civic Auditorium for the Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument.
The monument is a gift from the Armenian community to the city of Glendale–and will serve to condemn grave injustices toward humanity–and to prevent future crimes against humanity. Plans to prepare the area–and the construction of the monument will require the collective efforts of everyone in the community. On the occasion–we will keep you informed as to what is required from our community.
Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale