GLENDALE–In October of 2001 representatives from the Armenian National Committee-Glendale Chapter (ANC)–the Armenian Rights Council of America (ARCA)–and the Armenian Council of America (ACA) came together to form the Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale for the purpose of erecting a Genocide monument in the City of Glendale.
The Glendale City Council initiated this action in an effort to commemorate the Armenian Genocide–and crimes against humanity. On August 14–2001 the City Council adopted recommendations by a thirty-member Citizen’s Memorial Advisory Committee. One of the recommendations was that the City Council accept the gift of a monument to honor the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide–and the memory of Americans whose actions helped save thousands of Armenian men–woman–and children from perishing between 1915 and 1923.
The land–and potential site for the monument will be provided by the City of Glendale and will be built by the community. The Armenian Genocide Monument Council met with city representatives on October 30th and again on November 15 to discuss the different locations and logistics for the monument’s constructions. The council plans to meet with the various organizations and individuals from the community to collectively discuss the details of the project. Armenian National Committee Glendale Chapter Armenian Rights Council of America Armenian Council of America .