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Armenian Martyrs' Memorial Monument in Providence, Rhode Island

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture, Park
Sponsor(s):American-Armenian community of Rhode Island, under management of the Armenian Martyrs' Memorial Committee
Placement:Several freestanding sculptures on the ground of cemetery property.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:North Burial Grounds
Physical Condition:Very well preserved. Additions were made in 1998-1999.
Inscription:"WE ARMENIANS DEDICATE THIS MONUMENT TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE 1,500,000 ARMENIAN MARTYRS MASSACRED BY THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT DURING THE 1915 GENOCIDE."
Location:North Burial Grounds
Providence, Rhode Island 02908 United States
Web Site:www.stsahmes.org/martyrs/martyrs.htm
Construction Began:Spring 1998
Construction Completed:April 1999
Dedication Date:April 25, 1999
Development/Construction Process:The monument consists of a central domed arch, which houses a composition of Khachkars (a similar design to the Genocide Memorial in Edjmiadsin, Armenia). This is flanked by two inscription-stones on both sides. Armenian Martyrs' Memorial Committee Co-Chairman Martin Mahdesyan, Co-Chairman Carlos Taraktzian, Co-Chairman Ramon Zorabedian, Kenneth Baronian, Ruben Chakmakian, Terrance Martiesian, Ara A. Shiragian, John Varadian, Joyce Yeremian.
History of Ownership:Owned by the American-Armenian community of Rhode Island.
Commemorative Activities:Annual commemorations on April 24. Dedication of new addition to the memorial on April 25, 1999.
Notable Visitors:U.S. Representative Robert A. Weygand, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr.
Additional Information:http://www.stsahmes.org/martyrs/martyrs.htm
Arditi, Lynn. "Armenians Know Face of Genocide," The Providence Journal. April 26, 1999.

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