Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Twin Falls


By Benito Baeza

Today marks the 1915 Armenian Genocide and was recognized by the community.

This afternoon at city park a group gathered to pray and remembrance of those lost in the genocide. Local Orthodox Priest Hiermonk Mark held a brief service.

During the winter a tree and plaque was planted which gives people a place to go.

Organizer Liyah Babayan said, "For a lot of the families they don't have a place to go to a cemetery here, they don't have a place to go to put a flower down for their loved ones, and remember their loved ones so this is somewhat of a closure for them."

Mayor Don Hall attended the memorial. The Armenian Genocide happened around the time of World War One. The crimes are believed to have killed millions of people at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.

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