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My World #70: A Walk for Remembrance

26 Apr

The Armenian Genocide Commemorative Committee of Northern California is holding a “Walk for Remembrance” across the Golden Gate Bridge to commemorate victims of the Armenian Genocide by the Turkish Otoman Empire and all others who have suffered from crimes against humanity. The walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 11:30-2:30pm, starting at the South end of the bridge. We invite you to join us to commemorate all victims of genocide, create awareness and fight to prevent future crimes against humanity.

That’s the invite on the community events page.  We have been made aware of this event by a woman from church.  It would be a  nice thing to do she says and we agreed.  Anything that would take us outdoors on a Saturday especially if the event takes place in Golden Gate Bridge, we are there.

It was the most glorious day.  We ended up spending a lot of time on and below the bridge.  I took a ton of photos.  We walked and walked and ended up in Fort Point pier, talked to fishermen, and walked around some more.

When we were ready to go, we drove around the Presidio.   Hunger pangs called and the answer was a little snack at this Vietnamese place in Clement Street.  Then we drove to the Golden Gate Park, parked the car and walked some more.  It was the day to walk – for remembering the victims of genocide, or simply for energizing the soul.  I was glad I woke up early that Saturday and walked.

MY WORLD is here.

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19 Comments

Posted by on April 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

19 responses to “My World #70: A Walk for Remembrance

  1. syel

    April 26, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    the last photo is surely something to remember. 🙂

     
  2. bw

    April 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    sad whenever some talks of genocide 😦 On one hand, the pics show how great the weather is 🙂

     
  3. Millie Armen Sheehy

    April 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I couldn’t make it for the walk on Saturday as I had to go to a wedding. But my son was in a sailboat with the Armenian flag flying. Do you have any pictures of it and can you forward it? My mother, aunt and Uncle were the only survivors of the genocide out of a family of 8 and my son & I have been to Armenia twice. It’s very much a part of our hearts and what we are fighting for. It was a glorious day for the walk, but a sad one too.

     
  4. SandyCarlson

    April 26, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Powerful! Thanks for raising this issue.

     
  5. Riet

    April 26, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Nice pictures especialy the last one with the bridge and the beautiful flowers. I am sorry that I don;t know anything about this program because I live in Holland.

     
  6. Sylvia Kirkwood

    April 26, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Powerful indeed and thank you for the information. It does look as though you had a terrific day in addition to helping call attention to the horror of genocide! Hooray for you!! Your photos are terrific! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

     
  7. Carver

    April 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I’m so glad it was a beautiful day for the remembrance walk. The foxgloves in the last shot are so beautiful. All the shots are great and an important event to participate in.

     
  8. noel

    April 26, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    aloha,

    i enjoyed your post today, so grateful we can protest in peace and lovely skies and scenery…what a day!

    thanks for sharing your world today.

    viva la france is going on in my sari blog today!

     
  9. maryt/theteach

    April 26, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    A wonderful thing to do, ewok! 🙂

     
  10. docgelo

    April 27, 2010 at 12:15 am

    glad to know you’re active too in such activity.
    but more than anything, that spot where you took your 1st photo here reminds me of our fondest memories of our tour in SF with my parents and sibling years ago.

     
  11. Rajesh

    April 27, 2010 at 2:51 am

    The last image is spectacular. Very nice composition.

     
  12. Ebie

    April 27, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Anything for a great cause I am very supportive.

    That’s a nice shot of the bridge!

    P.S. That was Zee on the photos, always a good subject for our outings.

     
  13. Alicesg

    April 27, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Nice information in your part of the world. Thanks for always visiting my blog. Have a nice day.

     
  14. magiceye

    April 27, 2010 at 4:22 am

    lovely captures. loved the last one the best!

     
  15. Jane

    April 27, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Nice images and least the weather held for them, given the unpredicatable fogs around there. Love the shot of the Golden Gate Bridge and the foxgloves give a good foreground, I would love to see it one day. Thanks for sharing:)

     
  16. marcia

    April 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    The last shot was such a welcome calm beeauty after the turmoil of the first ones:

     
  17. EG Wow, Canada

    April 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Yes, we must remember how cruel people can be towards each other and work towards stopping the cruelty, which is going on all over the world right NOW!

     
  18. Wren

    April 29, 2010 at 1:10 am

    A beautiful background to a sad memory. I hope that we one day have the beauty, but have put hate, cruelty, and genocide behind us for good.

     

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