Today April 24th marks the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Today and every day we remember the 1.5M Christian Armenians who were brutally murdered at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in 1915 simply for being Christian.

While this marks 109 years since the Armenian Genocide, the Armenian people are still living in constant threat of a continued ethnic cleansing to this day at the hands of Azerbaijan and Turkey as was witnessed by the forced deportation of Armenians from the region of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) this past year, a region that has over a thousand year Armenian history.

Exasperated by the continual denial of the Ottoman Turks committing genocide and lack of recognition by many countries around the world, Armenians internationally year after year, advocate and protest for recognition in hopes to prevent a recurrence for any nation around the world.

The Armenian people have continued thriving with a large diaspora and to this day continue to preserve the culture and traditions while contributing to the development of science, technology and arts internationally.

As William Saroyan once said “Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia”.

The Armenian Society of Boston’s mission is to create a network of Armenians and social community interested in preserving Armenian traditions and cultural values and passing them on to future generations.

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The Armenian Society of Boston