May 6, 2010 - 18:37 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - May 19, the international day of remembrance for the Pontian Greek Genocide will be commemorated in New York City with a public event and flag raising of the Pontian Greek flag and the flag of Greece in Manhattan's Bowling Green Park (corner of State Street and Broadway), New York City. The commemoration event is organized by the Pan Pontian Federation of USA and Canada and the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York. The commemoration event will include speeches by Greek and Greek American dignitaries and leaders, American elected public officials, writers, intellectuals, anti-genocide activists and representatives of the Armenian American and Assyrian American communities.
This year's Pontian Greek Genocide commemoration will also honor the Swedish Ambassador for the recent recognition by the Swedish Parliament of Genocide of Armenians, Assyrians and Pontian Greeks.
The Pontian Greek Genocide has been recognized by Greece, Cyprus and recently Sweden. In the United States numerous states and cities, including New York, have recognized the Pontian Greek Genocide by resolutions or proclamations.