EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): In a brief but meaningful ceremony the Pontian organizations of the tri-state area commemorated the Genocide and raised the Greek and American Flags at Bowling Green.  AB Elpidophoros was present and paid tribute to the catastrophic events of over a century ago.  He said specifically that it would be to Turkey’s own interest to recognize the Genocide as it was in the end to Germany’s interest to recognize the Holocaust (not that Germany had any choice – it was forced to and so should Turkey be…)  It was a necessary step from AB Elpidophoros and it has to be followed by many more…  Leaders of the Pontian organizations, as well as the Greek Consul in NYC, paid tribute also…


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