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PASADENA — The 99th Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide will take place on Thursday April 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., at the Pasadena City Hall (100 N. Garfield Ave.)

The annual event is organized by the Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena, in conjunction with the City of Pasadena, and the participation of Community Armenian organizations, churches and local private and public schools student.

The program will start with the presentation of Colors by AGBU scouts followed by the rendition of the anthems of the United States and the Republic of Armenia. The boy scouts of the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Pasadena-Glendale Chapter will stand guard.

Like every year, many local, state, and national elected officials and dignitaries will be in attendance and some will participate in the ceremonies.

The keynote speakers will be Dr. Hampig Sarafian, in English, and Very Rev. Fr. Andon Atamian, in Armenian.

Congresswoman, Judy Chu, will be delivering a message on the Armenian Genocide and the current tragedy in Syria.

Marshall Fundamental School Orchestra will be performing. in a cultural program, to duly mark this somber occasion.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:00 a.m. Pasadena City Hall 100 N Garfield Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

R.S.V.P. to paccoalition@gmail.com.

Article source: http://massispost.com/2014/04/genocide-commemoration-at-the-pasadena-city-hall/