The Armenian Community of the San Joaquin Valley will break ground on a monument dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this Sunday, Azbarez reports.
The monument will embody symbols of cultural meaning to the Armenian people with its principal components arranged in a circular pattern and angled inwards, reminiscent of the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Martyrs Monument in Armenia. The nine pillars that will comprise the body of the structure represent the six provinces of historic Armenia, Cilicia, the Diaspora, and the Republic of Armenia. An incomplete halo will be set above the columns, signifying both the fracture left by the Genocide and the unity of the Armenian people.
The construction of the memorial will be christened on April 24, 2015.