Press Release - April 2005 - Two Key London Events on 22 and 24 April
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION ON SUNDAY, 24 APRIL 2005
Following the Divine Liturgy and Requiem Mass at 11:00 am at St Yeghiche Church, Cranley Gardens, SW7 3BB, with participation and messages of representatives from Orthodox, Catholic and Anglican churches, the 90th Anniversary Commemoration March with a crowd of well over 500 people will leave the church at 1:30 pm to the Cenotaph . It will also include a 30-minute silent Vigil in front of the Turkish Embassy.
There will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph at 4:00 pm with two key speeches by Dr Charles Tannock, Conservative MEP for London, and Kerim Yildiz, Executive Director, Kurdish Human Rights Project, as well as Raffi Sarkissian, Chair of Campaign for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide (CRAG).
This annual commemorative march continues to symbolise the events leading up to and following the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and held especially in memory of the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who were forced to march bare-foot through the Der El-Zor Syrian Desert and the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed during this genocide.
ARMENIAN COMMUNITY EVENT - Ealing Town Hall - New Broadway - Ealing - Friday, 22nd April 2005, 7.30 pm
This community commemorative event comprises two key speeches by the Deputy Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Michael Elliot, as well as Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North.
It will also include evocative and spiritual Armenian dances, songs and piano pieces, in addition to addresses by leading figures in the community.
You are all welcome to attend this key event that demands Turkish recognition of the Armenian Genocide at a time when Turkey is hoping to open accession talks with the EU.