Merrimack Valley Plans Observance April 23

Merrimack Valley Plans Observance April 23

The genocide memorial titled ‘A Mother’s Hands’ was unveiled May 10 in Lowell on Mother’s Day weekend.

LOWELL, Mass.—The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Merrimack Valley (AGCCMV) will join with the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Merrimack Valley in jointly sponsoring its 101st observance.

The combined event will take place Sat., April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. with a procession along downtown Lowell to City Hall, where events will take place.

Participants are asked to gather at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Merrimack and John Streets, as a color guard from the Lowell Armenian Americans community leads the march.

A proclamation will be issued by the mayor with pertinent remarks from government and state officials. A flag-raising ceremony will be conducted by the youth.

A light luncheon and cultural program will follow at the historic Masonic Center, across from City Hall. Children from the various church schools will combine their talents.

“Please join us and let your voices be heard for genocide recognition and justice and to celebrate our priceless Armenian heritage that will be so beautifully expressed in the youthful voices of our children,” said Sossy Jeknavorian, AGCCMV chairman.


Source: Armenian Weekly Mid-West