April 24th – an Anniversary to Remember

October 27, 2009 at 3:12 am (genocide recognition) (, , , , , )

Two of my wonderful, non-Armenian, activist friends are getting hitched this spring.  To be more specific, they are getting married on April 24th.  While I am sure they are hoping for a lovely spring Saturday, April 24th is also annual Armenian genocide remembrance day and a day that often coincides with a climax of genocide recognition activism.

So, much to my surprise, I returned home from a weekend out of town to find the couple’s “save-the-date” postcard affixed to my fridge (by my charming, non-Armenian boyfriend) with a ceramic pomegranate magnet, picked up at Vernissage in 2008.  I did a double take:

fridge pic

"save-the-date" on fridge with magnet

Close up:

fridge pic - close up

"save-the-date" - close up

The whole set up was too rich to keep to myself – so I just had to share.

As it turns out, the happy couple was asked to “disperse” by the police as the mother-of-the-bride was snapping the shot.  Note to self: no cuteness allowed at demonstrations in Washington, DC.

UPDATE: Because the couple share a love for human rights, history, and awareness, they are interested in incorporating a small Armenian something-or-other into their ceremony or reception out of respect.  Their diplomacy is beyond commendable.  Please offer up your ideas in the comments section.

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