Monument honoring victims of Armenian genocide to be dedicated at Sunset Park
An Armenian Genocide Memorial Monument will be dedicated Saturday morning at Sunset Park during a ceremony featuring dance performances and remarks from political leaders, Las Vegas Sun reports.
The Armenian-American Cultural Society of Las Vegas spearheaded the project, which will result in the public monulasment honoring the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
The dedication will be 10 a.m. in the eastern part of the park, near Sunset Road. The memorial site is near the entrance across from Enterprise car rental.
“The Armenian-American community in Las Vegas is donating this memorial monument at Sunset Park to the people of Southern Nevada so new generations remember the tragic history in order not to repeat such terrible deeds in the future,” said Adroushan Andy Armenian, honorary consul of the Republic of Armenia in Las Vegas.
The Armenian community in Las Vegas funded the project’s design and construction and will ensure its upkeep. The Clark County Commission approved the placement of the memorial in Sunset Park per those conditions.
The society is a nonprofit organization that supports the issues and concerns of the Armenian-American community in Nevada.