World Marks 95th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide

Armenians are commemorating the 95th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, which claimed the lives of 1.5 million people. Special masses are being held, along with cultural events around the world. Dozens of people in Moscow came out to lay wreaths at the local Armenian church. There will come a day, some said, when Armenians won't need to take to the streets in protest, and they will simply honor slain ancestors with peaceful lament. But that day didn't appear any closer Saturday, as Armenians gathered worldwide to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915, which claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians under Ottoman-ruled Turkey. In Yerevan, Armenia's capital, hundreds of thousands laid flowers at a monument to the victims, while across Southern California, Armenian families marched, prayed and paused to remember lost great-grandparents, great-grand-uncles and great-grand-aunts --loved ones almost 100 years ago.