Hackensack, New Jersey, Armenian Genocide Memorial

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Subject:The Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Commemorative Plaque
Sponsor(s):Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge 38, Victor Aroozmanian and Sheriff Robert Herb
Architect/Designer/Artist:Ron Boyajian
Placement:At the outside corner of the Bergen County Courthouse.
Physical Setting:Outside of the Bergen County Courthouse on public land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Physical Condition:Excellent
Inscription:In Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide/ 1915-1923/ Where 1,500,000 Innocent Armenians were Massacred/ by the Ottoman Turks.
Location:Main and Court Streets
Hackensack, New Jersey 07627 United States
Proposal Date:1989
Dedication Date:July 8, 1990
Opening Date:July 8, 1990
Prior Use of Site:The memorial was built on public land near a memorial to survivors of the Holocaust and veterans of the Korean Conflict.
Development/Construction Process:In 1989, Harry Bostonjian, now deceased, proposed the idea for the memorial. Victor Aroozmanian chaired of the endeavor and was assisted by Daniel Kurkjian. County Sheriff, Robert Herb obtained the approval and full support of the Bergen County Freeholders. Dan Kurkjian arranged for the stone and plaque from Ron Boyajian and Rev. Moses Janbazian for the wording. Sheriff Herb and the Bergen County Freeholders coordinated the event with the Knights of Vartan. The unveiling, attended by over 300 people, took place on July 8, 1990.

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