Assyr. Amer. Community Leads Local Vigil

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Posted by andreas from ( on Friday, September 13, 2002 at 9:46AM :

Assyrian American Community Leads Local Vigil To Remember The Victims Of Terrorism

Assyrians Honor Victims Of September 11th With Monument


09/11/2002 -- The Assyrian American Community of Stanislaus County, announced today that they will host a candlelight vigil and prayer to help remember the fallen victims of the tragic attack on America September 11, 2001. The community will gather for a candlelight vigil and prayer at 7:00 p.m. at the Assyrian American Civic Club (AACC) of Turlock located at 2618 North Golden State Boulevard in Turlock.

In addition to the vigil, the AACC of Turlock will unveil a commemorative monument as a memorial to the fallen hero's on that tragic day. Leaders of the community that will be in attendance include the Mayor of Turlock, Dr. Curt Andre, Turlock City Fire Chief, Mark Langley, and spiritual and civic leaders of the Assyrian community.

"September 11 had a devastating impact on all Americans including the Assyrian American Community," Commented Sargon Vartan, Spokesperson of the AACC. "Our mission is to utilize the combined resources of our community to provide a viable local avenue for people to remember and heal."

"The attacks on America last year have served to stimulate people to search their souls and yet have also shown that people can mobilize amid crisis and set aside differences of culture, politics and religion to come to each other's aide," Said Curt Andre, Honorable Mayor of Turlock. "I am happy to be able to take part in this remembrance, and I hope that it serves as an aide to facilitate the healing process."

Additionally, Lazar Piro, President of the Assyrian National Council of Stanislaus remarked, "We are truly delighted to be able to be a part of such an historic event. When people of different cultures and religious beliefs can come together, only truly great things can happen. "

About Assyrian American Civic Club

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock (AACC) is a recognized pioneer in cultural and political representation of the Assyrian American community within the local population. Established on October 29, 1946, the AACC received an official charter on January 31, 1947. Since its inception, the AACC has been focused on voicing the concerns and interests of the Assyrian American community at large and has served to better the state of The local and adjacent communities with active involvement in civic activities. An integral part of the community, the AACC hosts a ladies auxiliary, youth group, cultural committee, athletic committee, education committee, welfare committee, television and radio facilities, restaurant and catering facilities. The AACC is located at 2618 N. Golden State Blvd. In Turlock, California.

For more information, contact the club Spokesperson and Correspondence Secretary, Sargon Vartan at 209-535-3541

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