AGBU ARMENIA VISITS TSITSERNAKABERD MEMORIAL OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Armenians around the world organized commemorative events to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. They filled the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial complex for weeks leading up to April 24th and AGBU Armenia along with its various groups joined the throngs of mourners at Tsitsernakaberd to honor the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide. Holding high the flags of the Republic of Armenia and the AGBU Scouts, AGBU Armenia staff, members and scouts headed by AGBU Central Board member Vasken Yacoubian and AGBU Diaspora Youth Programs Coordinator Hermine Duzian visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial to lay a wreath at the eternal fire. Later on in the day, AGBU Yerevan Scouts took part in a flash mob by releasing thousands of balloons dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide. From Kievyan Street in Yerevan and from the adjacent Tumanyan garden thousands of air balloons flew up over the skies of Yerevan symbolizing the souls of the innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide and once again reminding the world about the great sorrow of the Armenian people. The junior members of the AGBU Yerevan scouts took part in the flower ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial on April 27th. For the fifth consecutive year, Viva-Cell MTS and Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) in Yerevan recycle the thousands of flowers left at the eternal flame of Tsitsernakaberd Memorial. With the help of ordinary volunteers and non profit organisations the stems and petals of over two tons of flowers are carefully separated. The stems serve as fertilizer and the petals are used to make recycled cards and paper for letters of acknowledgement. The AGBU Yerevan Scout have for years taken part in this environmentally sound and wonderful initiative.

 

 
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