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07/24/2019

The celebrated restaurant owner and chef José Andrés describes Las Vegas as a celebration. From July 10th through the 13th some 230 Knights and Daughters of Vartan did just that, celebrated at their Grand Convocation. For the Knights of Vartan, it was their 101st Avak Tahlij while the Daughters of Vartan marked their 79th Kerakouyn Zhoghov. This year’s Grand Convocation was hosted by Fresno, California’s Yeprad Lodge No. 9 and Alidz Chapter No. 8 with help from other California lodges as well as those from Chicago and Washington D.C. The site of this year’s gathering was Harrah’s Hotel and Resort, located on Las Vegas’ famous strip.

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97th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide to be Held in Times Square on Sunday, April 22 from 2–4 p.m.

“Turkey is Guilty of Genocide: Denying the Undeniable is a Crime”

(February, 2012, New York City, NY) — This year marks the 27th year that Armenians and Americans alike will gather in Times Square and commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century: The Armenian Genocide of 1915. The theme of this year’s Commemoration will be “Turkey is Guilty of Genocide: Denying the Undeniable is a Crime.” To be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 2–4 p.m., this historic commemoration will pay tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians who were annihilated by the Young Turk Government of the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. This event will also pay tribute to celebrate the survival and spirit of the Armenian people, their rich heritage, and global contributions.

Those invited include elected officials such as governors, senators, congresspersons. In attendance will be international scholars and Homenetmen Scouts. Presenters will include civic, religious, humanitarian, academic, and cultural leaders, as well as performing artists.

Bus transportation will be provided from New York and New Jersey churches.

Organized by the Mid-Atlantic Chapters of Knights & Daughters of Vartan (www.knightsofvartan.org); and co-sponsored by Armenian General Benevolent Union (www.agbu.org), Armenian Assembly of America (www.aaainc.com); Armenian National Committee of America (www.anca.org); ADL-Ramgavars, and Armenian Council of America; with the participation of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Prelacy of the Armenian Church of America, Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Catholic Eparchy for U.S. and Canada, Mid-Atlantic ACYOA, AYF, Armenian Youth Organization, and University Armenian Clubs.