The Americana is a modern yet old-style piece of America in the middle of the crowded city center of Glendale. The elegant shops, nice restaurants and coffee shops give a modern look to the area.
The fountain, in the middle, is a beautiful centerpiece, reminding us of western European city squares. And it feels nice to have the chance to walk in the middle of a street without worrying about any car passing by.
So let’s just appreciate the facilities, and enjoy the Americana at Brand from time to time without complaining.
Learn from the Armenian Genocide
Kay Mouradian is absolutely right on her June 9 letter to the editor, “Armenian Genocide gets little coverage.” The Armenian Genocide is widely untaught, thus unknown.
On June 4, Bill Handel talked on KFI-AM (640) about reducing the U.S. population in order to save the government money, and suggested cleaning out the Armenian population of Glendale. A cohort in his show also claimed that “Bill will finish what Turks started.”
I agree with Mouradian that Handel would not say such a cruel statement about Jews because he is educated enough about the Jewish Holocaust and Jewish suffering during World War II. He does not have enough knowledge about the Armenian Genocide, just like the rest of the world.
Everybody has to be informed about the history of Ottoman Armenians and the Armenian Deportation in 1915.
There should be more books and movies about the Armenian Genocide. Also, schools, especially Glendale schools, should be required to show movies about the Armenian Genocide, along with the Jewish Holocaust.
It is crucial to study the history and explain everything with a history teacher’s perspective, so we focus more on how and why the Armenian Genocide happened rather than lingering on our hatred toward Turks.
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