Meher Khoren der Harootian,
* Statue of Meher
sitting, and lyingpeople,
On this day, April 24, 1976, commemorating the 61st
anniversary of the martyrdom of the Armenian nation and celebrating
the bicentennial year of American independence, we Americans of
Armenian heritage in eternal gratitude to God dedicate this monument
to our adopted land of the United States.
Meher - A legendary figure of inspiring power symbolizing the invincible
faith of the Armenian people, the first nation to embrace Christianity
Keeping Watch over the cultural heritage of Armenia.
Day of Infamy, April 24, 1915 the genocide and martyrdom of the Armenian
St. Vartan at the battle of Avarayr (451 AD). History's first defense of
the Christian faith.
Mid the ashes of the martyrs, mother and child look to freedom for
Armenia and all nations.
* South side of Kelly Drive, West of 25th.
* 39.966500,-75.179800 [map]
* On the Art Museum Grounds tour
* Exhibits: Religious,
* See also:
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