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Armenians gather to honor Woodrow Wilson's help in establishing independence

November 22, 2010 |  8:04 am

A ceremony in honor of the 90th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson's Arbitral Award, which established a Turkish-Armenian boundary, attracted hundreds of people Sunday night in support of a sovereign Armenia.

Ninety years after Wilson defined a boundary for the two countries, Greg Krikorian, president of the Glendale Unified school board, told audience members that Turkey continued to deny Armenians rights to their land.

"We want our land back," he said. "It's our land that they stole from us."

Wilson's actions gave Armenians hope, which Krikorian said must be passed on to younger generations. "Each of us came here for hope," he said. "Each of us came here for a piece of our lives that was stolen."

Read more at the Glendale News-Press: "Armenian community celebrates landmark."


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