The Commemoration program will include a religious portion that begins at 6:00 p.m. Barlow Der Mugrdechian will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Homenetmen Scouts will present the Armenian and American flags. Both the Armenian and the American national anthems will be sung by the Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School children. An opening prayer will be said in English and Armenian. Hrayr Dajad will lead the religious portion of the program with clergy from the other participating churches. Two sermons – one in English and one in Armenian – will be performed.
The civic portion of the program will begin with Berj Apkarian, Honorary Consul to the Republic of Armenia. The Fresno Mayor Mr. Lee Brand will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Joseph Castro, President of CSU Fresno, will then offer a few remarks followed by the closing prayer. For more information please download the AGCC April 22-24 Flyer