Massive 15ft Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument Sign Unveiling April 1st

Dear Friends:

Attached is a sneak peak of the MASSIVE 15 ft. freeway sign being installed on Route 60 Freeway.

On April 1st 2011, the State of California will have in place along the 60 Freeway a sign noting the “Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument” near Montebello, this will be the first time the word “Armenian Genocide” will permanently be inscribed on US soil. The monument sits at the top of Bicknell Park in Montebello and is the first and only monument to our ancestors on public land in the world.

The monument will become a historical landmark in 2015, Ironically 100 years after the first genocide of the 20th century.

There are more events to follow, this year’s April 23rd Vigil will feature Element Band, Zulal Band from New York and Raffi Semerrdjian as well as featured guest speaker Former Armenia Ambassador to Canada Ara Papian. This event will take place from 7-11pm on April 23rd.

Stay tuned for upcoming events, log on to and follow us on facebook at Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument.

Looking forward to all of you joining us in keeping the Armenian spirit alive.

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Telethon 2010 – Water is Life – Donate…

Dear friends and family:

First off may you all enjoy the day today with your loved ones, as Thanksgiving Day is a time for us to reflect and appreciate those around us. Today is an important day for Armenians all around the world, it’s the one time that regardless of political affiliation or personal beliefs we all band together to help other Armenians in need. This year Armenia Fund’s telethon is geared towards raising fund for Karabagh, the “Water is Life” campaign is extremely important to the continued existence of Karabagh in the hopes that it can continue to flourish, the goal is to provide drinking water and irrigation  to its  200 villages.

During today’s telethon I will be on air between 5-6pm PST with my dad , Michael Minasian for a segment to highlight some of our communities accomplishments, specifically the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello and to celebrate Montebello and Stepanakert(capitol of Karabagh) sister city partnership. As a community we have accomplished much here in the Diaspora, helping Armenians across the globe has become a passion and today I ask you all once again to answer the calls of those who need our help.

I encourage all of you to participate what you can for this worthy cause, we are all lucky to have what we have. We should hope and want our brothers and sisters who live in harm’s way to have an opportunity to live with most basic of necessities, water. You can donate at any time or online, however if you would like to call in during the time we are on air (somewhere between 5-6pm PST) I have offered to field calls after the segment and hope to speak with many of you.

God Bless, Happy Thanksgiving and may we give more today to those that need it.

Thank you all!

Murad “Mo” Minasian

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News Paper Articles – Press Releases – Editorials From 1968 About the Monument

In 1960′s the newspaper was king, and any event was covered and shared through articles, press releases and editorials.  Below you will find articles and editorials about the process, the tabulations, the pride, the perseverance of the founding members of the monument project.

Read how the local community welcomed the monument and what it meant for it to be the first such monument erected on public land.

To view,  click on the link and a PDF of the original article will be displayed.

Armenian Memorial Gift For Montebello
Armenians Hunted by Massacre 50 Years Ago
Armenian Memorial Slated For Site In Bicknell Park
Armenians Pay Tribute Today To Victims Of 1915 Massacre By Turks
Bicknell Approval For Memory Shaft
City Accepts Plans Of Armenian Shaft
Council Briefs
Council To Set Hearing Date On Park Memorial
Furor Over Armenian Memorial
Giant Monument to be Erected
Hearing Set On Bicknell Armenian gift

Posted in Articles & Press | Leave a comment Launches Its Brand New Website

Today Armenian Martyrs Memorial Monument Launched its new website with the help of Trimark Marketing Group. The purpose of the site is to bring more awareness to the Monument, its community and to educate about the Armenian Genocide.

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Karabagh President to visit City of Montebello

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       November 18, 2010
Contact: N. Sadorian, (213) 716-5605

Karabagh President to visit City of Montebello

MONTEBELLO, CA – A historic event will take place on Nov. 22, 2010, when the President of the Republic of Karabagh, Bako Sahakian, will be honored and recognized with a proclamation and the Key to the City by the Montebello City Council.

The City of Montebello is a sister city with the City of Stepanakert and both have been active sister partners for over six years. It has proven to be a fruitful and rewarding relationship.
“This is an occasion that is truly momentous for our community,” said Nazareth Sadorian, the chairman of the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Montebello Chapter. “The Armenian community is urged to attend this unprecedented event and show our support for the President of the Free Republic of Artsakh as well as the Montebello City officials.”

Council meeting takes place in City Hall at 1600 W Beverly Blvd. and begins at 7:00 PM sharp.

After the ceremony, the San Gabriel Valley ANC will host a reception welcoming the President at the Montebello Armenian Center, 420 W Washington Blvd.

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