If you click on this following link: The Promise To Act, you will be able to read much more about the Armenian genocide and this film that has been made about it.
Once again, I am telling you about a film that I have not seen, only one that I would like to see. "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That might not be the exact quote (I rarely get my quotes exactly) but the truth of that statement rings very true. If you would like to read more about the Armenian genocide, you may find much more detail just here. (This has quotes from Henry Morgenthau, Teddy Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter, to name just a few.)
The forget-me-not flower is the one that was chosen in 2015 to represent the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian genocide and there is powerful symbolism behind each part of the flower.
THE PAST: The black center represents the sufferings of 1915, and the dark aftermath of the Armenian Genocide.
THE PRESENT: The light purple petals represents the unity of Armenian communities across the world—all of whom stand together.
THE FUTURE: The five petals represent the five continents where survivors of the Armenian Genocide found a new home. The dark purple color is meant to recall the priestly vestments of the Armenian Church—which has been, is, and will remain at the heart of the Armenian Christian identity.
ETERNITY: The twelve trapezoids represent the twelve pillars of the Dzidzernagapert Armenian Genocide memorial in Yerevan, Armenia. The yellow color represents light, creativity, and hope.
Hope, it is with hope that I write this post...that you will read more about the Armenian genocide and learn more of the history of what occurred. This article just here from the World Post tells more about the denial of the genocide.
Now, I read a great deal from Armenian recipe blogs, there is an excellent one just here. The food blogger has written lovingly of her grandmother's memories of the genocide, hoping to honor her family and the Armenian culture.
It is also my greatest hope that anyone who reads this with Armenian heritage will know my sincere wish for this event in history to be simply acknowledged.