In preparation and observance of the upcoming the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, The Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian School attended the Dzidzernagapert Genocide Monument on April 18th in Yerevan. A large crowd of teachers, students and parents gathered at the bottom of the hill leading up to the Monument. Flowers in hand and led by a group of boys carrying a large reef, the school began the ascent up.
Before entering inside of the 12 pillars, the boys and the School Principal placed the reef at the base and had a moment of reverence before continuing in along with the rest of the school. The ground had already been covered with flowers of many kinds but students eagerly placed their own in front of the fire pit. Others began to sing a patriotic song about the events 100 years ago. The time came for silence and reflection of the Genocide when the group bowed their heads and stood quietly.
After the brief gathering many people began to speak about the Genocide. Two girls from the school recited a few sentences for an interviewer, urging others to learn about the Genocide and simply look at the facts. Each day and more people are arriving in Yerevan to offer their support to the cause and also echo the same sentiment as these girls, that all should remember and demand recognition of the Genocide.