Today, Armenians worldwide commemorate the 1.5 million innocent lives lost in the Armenian Genocide of 1915 - 1921.
105 years ago, under the guise of WWI, Ottoman Turks carried out a meticulously planned genocide of Armenians. 1.5 million Armenians were ruthlessly killed and forced out of their ancestral homes. This is the reason why Armenians are now spread all around the world, they are the children and grandchildren of the survivors. The Ottoman Turk's plan was to completely annihilate Armenians, wiping all of them off the face of he Earth. But that plan failed... And just like our monuments and our mountains we stand strong and tall. We continue to live, prosper, and create! We were here from the beginning of time (more than 5000years) and will still be here till the end of time. We will keep the memory of our ancestors alive, and we will always tell their stories...
To this day Turkey practices an active denial of the Armenian Genocide through political lobbying, changing and falsifying historical documents, destroying any evidence they can, and when needed with simple brut force and threats. However, the survivors and the eye witness testimonies speak the truth. The truth cannot be shackled or buried or silenced...
Their lies and denial is hindering forgiveness and healing. It's time to recognize the truth, learn from past mistakes and move forward.
I will always stand for the truth, I will always keep the memory of my fallen ancestors alive, and I will continue telling their stories...
What to do in a Crisis...
It is easy to panic, get carried away with things and to concentrate only on the self during times of crisis. However, it is exactly during times of crisis that we need to remain understanding and kind. Show compassion to each other and let the best aspects of humanity shine through. This phrase may be trite, but indeed "No man is an island."