Participants in the “Artsiv Partner-2023” Armenian-American military exercise visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial On September 16.
The guests were welcomed by Harutyun Marutyan, AGMI Director, who described the history of the creation of the Memorial complex. He then told the story of the three khachkars placed within the confines of Tsitsernakaberd in memory of the Armenians who died in the massacres organised by the Azerbaijani government in the cities of Sumgait, Kirovabad (Gandzak) and Baku at the end of the 20th century, as well as the biographies of the five freedom fighters buried in front of Memory Wall during the Artsakh struggle for survival, emphasising that contemporary acts of persecution and violence against Armenians were a continuation of the Armenian Genocide.
The military exercise participants laid flowers at the Eternal Fire and observed a minute’s silence in memory of the innocent martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
The guests then toured the Armenian Genocide Museum and became acquainted with the permanent and temporary exhibitions.
At the end of the visit, the participants of the military exercise were given books about the Armenian Genocide.