Thursday, April 24, 2008

A Day of Rememberence

Dear Reader,

On this day: April 24, 1915

An ancient civilization was robbed of its dignity when the barbaric members of a notoriously ruthless empire began the mass murder of their people. Children were stolen, women were violated, and men were murdered in cruelty.

In the Spring of 1915, 1.5 million Armenians fell victim to the hands of the Young Turks (Ottoman Empire). 93 years later, the modern-day Turkish government continues to deny what happened.

It is a day of mourning and a day of celebration for the Armenian people. Today they mourn their relatives and ancestors of the late century, who suffered through the Armenian Genocide. And today they celebrate their ability to have survived and prevailed despite the atrocity that attempted to annihilate their civilization.

A moment of silence in memory of 1.5 million Armenians...

And a smile in admiration of those who live on...

With great reverence,


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