On Thursday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m., over 120 students from Ferrahian School grades 10-12 were present at the Montebello Monument to commemorate the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The students, united paid their respect to the 1.5 million Martyrs of 1915 by placing a wreath at the Memorial Monument.
The Genocide Monument is designed to memorialize the innocent victims of this the first genocide of the 20th century. This particular site teaches that understanding the Armenian Genocide is an important step in preventing similar tragedies from occurring in the future and that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. After a heartfelt moving service, the students paid their condolences to the million and a half Armenia’s that lost their souls in 1915.
Following the emotional ceremony the students took part in the AYF-organized protest in front of the Los Angeles Turkish Consulate demanding justice for the atrocities committed by the Ottoman Turks in 1915. Ferrahian students joined the AYF organized protest, by demanding acceptance of the Armenian Genocide. The protest was held in the late afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and lasted for two hours.
The Genocide of the Armenia’s by the Turkish government during World War I represents a major tragedy of the modern age. In this the first Genocide of the 20th century, almost an entire nation was destroyed. The Armenian people were effectively systematically eliminated from the homeland they had occupied for nearly three thousand years. This annihilation was premeditated and planned to be carried out under the cover of war.
We are the united front for the future of the Armenian race. With this we will bring the Turkish government to recognize the Armenian Genocide once and for all.
Ferrahian Calendar May 5- May 16 AP Exams Friday, May 16, 6:30-11:00 p.m. Armens Awards Celebration, Avedissian Hall Friday, May 16 Review day for Final Exams – 11th and 12th grades only Mon. 19, Tue. 20 & Wed. 21, May Final exam days – 11th and 12 grades only Tuesday, May 20 End of Early Registration (Fee: $475) Tuesday, May 20, 6:30-10:00 p.m. Elementary School Cultural Program, Avedissian Hall Wednesday, May 21 Regular registration begins for 2008-2009 (Fee: $525) May 22 – June 5 11th grade Class Trip to Armenia Friday, May 23 Math Festival for K-8 Monday 26, May Memorial Day – school closed on Monday and Tuesday Wednesday, May 28 Armenian Independence Day – School closed