Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Truth -- Justice -- Recognition"

 Commemorating the lives of our ancestors taken by the Ottomans, 
the unpunished slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915
                                                                     With thanks to the Armenian Missionary Association for the above image.

Aline & Raffi praying for our ancestors. Praying and working for an end to violence. Living in gratitude.
Lorig writes,
"April 24: Today is the 101 years after the beginning of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Turkish Government in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Many of my ancestors perished with the 1.5 million Armenians. Some survived and that's why I am here today. Grateful for my life and aware of the need to end violence in our world.
"As children, we used to throw flowers into the Connecticut River with my grandmother Azniv Sanjian Charkoudian, a survivor. Today Aline, Raffi, and I carry on the tradition at Sligo Creek, Takoma Park."

1 comment:

  1. We need the courage to shine the light of truth on every single case of genocide, even those that are politically charged...
    I'm so sorry that Obama did not keep his promise.