Friday, April 24, 2009

Today, the Armenians and Non-Armenians Mark Metz Yeghern Around the World.

As an offspring of Metz Yeghern (Մեծ Եղեռն: translated from Armenian as The Great Annihilation) survivors, I get mixed feelings every April 24-th, the day when we remember all those people who were massacred in Turkey in 1915, before 1915 and after that simply because they were Armenians.

To honor the victims of Metz Yeghern, and the victims of all other genocides, we, the Americans, designate the week of April 24-th as Days of Remembrance. And this year, for the first time, the President referred to our tragedy by its real name, Metz Yeghern.

1 comment:

Haik said...

well, we always been betrayed by big powers. So we should look for the reasons within us first. people fought and were loyal and devoted but when it came to corrupt and incompetent diplomats and politicians we always lost. Even when we had an iron spoon the corrupt politicians turned them into a paper one. This was the case for the past weeks and the outcome is today when Turks could very nicely trick everybody and get what they aimed for.
Justice was not done today.