THE TORCH OF LIBERTY
By Rosario Teixeira

http://www.hairenik.com/weekly/2009/03/3 1/the-torch-of-liberty/
March 31, 2009

WATERTOWN, Mass.-This year, the Armenian genocide commemorative
billboard is scheduled to go up in Watertown, on Arsenal Street,
on April 6. In the middle of the billboard, the torch of liberty
is urging the United States to officially recognize the Armenian
genocide. The commemorative billboard is sponsored by Peace of Art,
Inc., a non-profit organization which uses art as an educational
tool to bring awareness to the universal human condition, and promote
peaceful solutions to conflict. Peace of Art, Inc. is not associated
with political or religious organizations.

Around the same time that the Armenian genocide commemorative billboard
will be installed, President Obama will visit Turkey as part of his
international tour. It has been speculated that he may influence the
opening of the borders between Turkey and Armenia.

Everyone has been following President Obama as he engages in carrying
the torch of liberty and attempts to open dialogue for peace and
cooperation with all nations. The Armenia Diaspora has been following
President Obama as well, and waiting for the official recognition of
the Armenian genocide by the U.S.

"Political compromise is not a solution to this problem," said Daniel
Varoujan Hejinian, the founder of Peace of Art, Inc. He added that
recognition of the Armenian genocide will contribute to discouraging
future use of genocide as a socio-political solution. "In addition,
it will contribute to the political stabilization in the region, and
it will improve and normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey."

For more information about Peace of Art, Inc., and to view the Armenian
genocide commemorative billboards previously sponsored by Peace of Art,
please log onto www.PeaceofArt.Org