In commemoration of the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Gaidz Youth Organization in collaboration with the Armenian Council of America, is organizing a candlelight vigil on Tuesday, April 23 starting at the Pasadena City Hall and concluding at the grounds of St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in Pasadena, CA.
“A Walk to Remember” is a symbolic event to honor the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the first genocide of the 20th century perpetrated against humanity, a crime that remains unrecognized and subsequently unpunished, and people who are yet to find justice.
The event will begin at 6 pm as attendees will gather at St. Gregory Armenian Church located at 2215 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena and will be bussed to the City Hall where the silent march will begin. After the silent march and at the same church grounds, the official program will begin at estimated 9:00 pm which will include brief remarks by various speakers and community leaders. This will be followed by requiem services and prayers delivered by Fr. Sarkis Petoyan, and facilitated by the church’s parish council.