There are many monuments located throughout the world including in Yerevan, Armenia.
One hundred and three years ago, the first great atrocity of the twentieth century took place, almost unnoticed by the world, as the Ottoman Turks carried out a vicious genocide against the Armenian people.
To this day, the Turkish government denies a campaign of genocide against Armenians ever occurred.
There has been no justice served for the estimated million and a half men, women and children who had their lives savagely and mercilessly snuffed out like a candle.
Families were torn apart.
Armenians had their land stripped from their hands.
Family heirlooms, papers, love letters and photos were burned.
Their businesses were destroyed and their history buried.
But as the great Armenian poet William Saroyan once wrote, “Our revenge will be to survive.”
The Armenian people’s resilience and strength in the face of unimaginable adversity is a throat-tightening, heart-wrenching and deeply moving epic demonstrating what happens when a people refuse to bow to the forces of evil that threaten to wipe them off the face of the Earth.
With courage, grace and humility, the Armenian people, young and old, continue to shed light on the tragedy of our ancestors and beautifully celebrates their great triumph of continuing to exist and thrive, against all odds.
On campus, a monument arose at the field behind the engineering for the week.
A few crosses were erect in front of the monument to signify the lives that were lost.
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