FRESNO – In observance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 a Requiem Service, Hokehankist, will be recited on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Memorial Monument of Ararat Cemetery, 1925 West Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California.

The Armenian Clergy of the San Joaquin Valley will participate in the Hokehankist Service where remains of an Unknown Genocide Victim is interred at the foot of the Memorial Monument, brought from the Desert of Der Zor, Syria by the late Rev. Dr. Manaseh G, Papazian in 1930.

The students of the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School and the Homenetmen Scouts will serve as honor guard at the commemoration.

The Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley is invited to attend and participate in this commemorative event. Come and lay a flower at the Memorial Monument. Ararat and Masis Cemeteries are open daily from dawn to dusk.

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