The Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee of Connecticut will host an online commemoration of the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Saturday, Apr. 24, at 10:30 a.m. EDT, over the Zoom video platform. Clergy from the state’s four Armenian churches will offer the “Prayer for the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.” The flag of the Republic of Armenia will be raised and fly over the Connecticut State Capitol for a week. In addition to the martyrs of 1915, the commemorative program will focus on last fall’s events in Artsakh and Armenia, with speakers including Armenian journalist/author Tatul Hakobyan (on “Why did the 44-day war take place?”) and Hamazkayin’s Lilly Torosyan (on “A Connecticut Armenian’s personal account of the 44-day war”). John Geragosian, Connecticut State Auditor, will be M.C.
Pre-registration is required to obtain the Zoom link. Click here to register. (If you are unable to pre-register online, or do not have Zoom capability, call (860) 651-0629.)
The committee is also fundraising to support the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) house/farm project in the southern Armenia city of Sisian for families from Artsakh. Find details here.