The day-long procession began in the morning after a traditional prayer service was held at the Tsitsernakabert memorial to the genocide victims by the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Garegin II, in the presence of top state officials.
The stark memorial perched on Tsitsernakabert Hill overlooking central Yerevan is the focal point of the annual genocide commemorations in Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora communities around the world.
A large delegation of S.D. Hunchakian party members led by Armenian former Deputy Defense Minister and current S.D.H.P. Central Committee board member Vahan Shirkhanian and Armenia branch Chairman Gevork Bergoubekian and various S.D.H.P leaders and activist from the Diapora visited the memorial to lay flowers at the eternal flame.