Toronto, Ontario, Armenian Genocide Memorial Khachkar

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Subject:In memory of the 1.5 million martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):Holy Trinity Armenian Church
Architect/Designer/Artist:Designed by Mr. Hagop Janbazian
Placement:Standing on its own.
Physical Setting:Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:No
Physical Condition:Good.
Inscription:“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” ― William Saroyan "This memorial monument was built by Holy Trinity Armenian Church under the auspices of Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate and under the leadership of Archpriest Zareh Zargarian, Pastor. The year of our Lord 2010, October 17."
Location:York Cemetery
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Location Description:In the cemetery.
Dedication Date:October 17, 2010
Opening Date:October 17, 2010
Development/Construction Process:The monument is in fulfillment of Fr. Zargarian's and the Parish Council's pledge, made on the occasion of the establishment of the Armenian Section in York Cemetery in 2003.

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