100 years later, Armenian genocide remembered at Colorado capitol

April 24, 2015
Photo: 100th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide(Megan Verlee/CPR News)
Colorado’s Armenian community came to the capitol Friday to remember the 1915 genocide. 

As part of the ceremony, Governor John Hickenlooper unveiled a replica of a medieval Armenian headstone, newly installed in the Capitol’s existing Armenian memorial garden. 

Speakers noted that Colorado citizens spoke out publicly against the genocide while it was taking place, and that the state welcomed and honored Armenian survivors afterward.

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