Glendale, CA)- The Armenian Genocide Monument Council of Glendale (AGMCG) recently announced the launching of their website (www.armeniangenocidemonument.com) and plans for a Monument design competition. The AGMCG will oversee the design and construction of a commemorative monument in the City of Glendale dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th Century.
The monument will serve as a fitting venue to begin the educational process of honoring the memory of those who perished and acknowledging the memories of the heroic deeds and acts of the Americans whose actions helped save thousands of helpless Armenian men, women and children from the rage of the Genocide.
The AGMCG is a newly established organization and is dedicated to enhancing cross cultural understanding amongst the different cultural and ethnic groups in the City of Glendale by promoting respect for past historical events and the recognition thereof through continuous education, specifically that of the Armenian Genocide. In August of 2001, the City Council of Glendale adopted a motion to accept the gift of a monument to honor the one million five hundred thousand victims of the Armenian genocide and the memory of Americans whose actions helped save thousands of Armenian men, women and children from perishing in the genocide between 1915 and 1918.