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OPEN LETTER: Planning for the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in South Florida

Dear South Florida Armenian Community,

April 24, 2014 is coming up soon and this year for the 99th commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, we will be holding two events:

  1. A Walk-a-thon at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL on April 12th.  More info to follow separately later.
  2. Requiem Prayer/Hokehankist followed by program at St. David Church in Boca Raton, FL on April 24th.

For the program event, this year the idea is to not only remember the massacres of 1915, but to showcase our conquest:  “We survived . . . and not only did we live on, but we flourished”.  So we want to honor our martyrs, and celebrate our perseverance through the performing arts. Accordingly, this email is to solicit and recruit any kind of performance for the program – it could be anything from a skit, to a dance, to a song, to a YouTube video or any other creative idea (including inspirations from TV).  The sky is the limit, and the guidelines are very simple (please see form below).

So please take this opportunity to participate, or seek others that you know that can participate in this program.  Let us honor our victims by giving something back – FROM US, as a community.  We owe it to the innocent blood lost.

Please email the application to by March 20th or sooner.

Looking forward to seeing you on April 12th AND 24th,


Armenian Genocide Commemoration (AGC) Inc.

AGC Inc is non-profit organization whose purpose is to observe the Armenian Genocide, as well as bring awareness to the public on all Genocides.  The committee was incorporated in February 2014 and is comprised of representatives from the following South Florida organizations:  St. David Armenian Church, St. Mary Armenian Church, Armenian Assembly of America, Armenian National Committee of America, Armenian Relief Society, Florida Armenians, Homenetmen, Armenian Revolutionary Federation, and Knights of Vartan.   

99th Program App Rev 5 form

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