Today, April 24th, we remember the victims of the Armenian Genocide. 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children were systematically massacred by the Ottoman Turkish government in attempts to destroy the race. Intellectual leaders, politicians, clergy, etc. were killed first, in effect leaving the masses without leaders.
The rest were taken on death marches through deserts without food or water, many being viciously murdered on the way. Many victims’ bones still remain in the deserts of Turkey as proof.
Although this hostile stab was taken at the Armenian race, we did not perish. We have created communities around the world and remain an independent, strong, and proud people. Today, we remember the 1.5 million ancestors we lost. We continue their legacies and live for them because they never got the chance to. We do so with open hearts, without holding grudges or prejudice. We just hope for a day where these attrocities will be recognized by people around the world, because today they still aren’t.
If you didn’t know about this, now you do. I hope you pass this information along so that there is a greater understanding of this issue. Remember 1915.