PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Committee of Rhode Island will be commemorating the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Sunday, April 28, 2019 starting at 12:45 p.m. at the Martyrs Monument in North Burial Ground on Branch Avenue, Providence.
The three Armenian Churches and clergy along with their deacons and choir will participate in the memorial services. Local federal and state officials are invited to speak or attend as well as the local Armenian organizations.
The keynote speaker is Stephen Kurkjian who spent nearly 40 years as an editor and reporter for The Boston Globe retiring in 2007. He returned to Boston and completed numerous investigative projects. His book, Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist, was published to critical acclaim in 2015. Mr. Kurkjian has written significantly about the Armenian Genocide and his latest projects focuses on the survivors, including his father, Anooshavan Kurkjian.
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