The official delegation headed by the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex of the Armenian genocide victims. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton laid a wreath at the memorial of the Armenian genocide victims and honored the memory of them with one minute silence at the eternal flame.
Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan briefed US Secretary of State on the history of the construction of Armenian genocide memorial and the humanitarian response of the United States and American people to destitute victims of the Armenian genocide.
The Secretary of State was informed also about the burials of the Armenian martyrs fallen during the self-defense fighting in Karabagh but buried in Tsitsernakaberd as a sign of continuity of the genocide in the Armenian popular memory.
In the name of the Armenian Genocide Museum Hayk Demoyan passed to the American delegation a historical medal issued by the American Near East Relief Committee back in early 1920s as a sign of common American and Armenian history and memory. The honorable guest was awarded also with a photo depicting Armenian orphans of the American orphanage in Alexandropol (nowadays Gyumri) who designed a text ‘AMERICA, WE THANK YOU’.
Near East Relief Medal
Armenian orphans of the American Near East Relief orphanage in
Alexandropol (nowadays Gyumri) designing the text
‘AMERICA, WE THANK YOU’
Photo of early 1920s