An overflow crowed of more than 1400 attended the 100 anniversary commemoration of the 20 Hunchakian Gallows, which was held on Sunday, June 14, 2015, Massis Post reports.
The event took place in the historical Alex theater in Glendale, where the event was announced on the theater’s bright marquee.
The evening MC was Zovig Koroglian. Vahan Khodanian delivered the Armenian Council of America’s message, after which ACA Chairman Sevak Khatchadourian introduced the elected officials who were present. Afterward, he presented “Stephan Sabah-Gulian Humanitarian Award” to Rep. Adam Shiff for his efforts for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
After receiving a standing ovation, Rep. Shiff delivered a short speech expressing hisgratitude for the award. He said that he is proud to represent his Armenian constituents in the congress, and promised to double his efforts for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Event’s other speakers were SDHP Central Committee chairman Hagop Dikranian, political activist from Armenia Sarkis Hazbanian, Armenian Church Western Diocese Primate Arch. HovnanDerderian and SDHP Western Region chairman Gabriel Moloyan.
An artistic program of Armenian national and patriotic songs and poems was presented with the participation of “Sipan” Choir, conducted by Henrik Annasian, Nor Serount Cultural Association’s dance troupe, well known poetry reciter Noune Avedissian and talented singers Salpi Mayilian, Arno Mcrtchian and Hagop Hagopian.