His Holiness Karekin II will offer a blessing. The governor and the mayor plan to speak. And many will celebrate the long-awaited ground breaking today for the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.
The patch on the greenway, next to the wharf promenade, will soon be transformed into a park that honors the history of immigrants building the US. Trees will surround a labyrinth of granite pathways, winding inward to a jet of water. A 12-sided sculpture will change shapes periodically and will pay tribute to the nation's immigrant experience.
The park, a gift to the city from the Armenian American community, will also commemorate the 1915-era Armenian genocide that took about 1.5 million lives as well as other genocides.
Karekin II , the global head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, will mark the celebration at 2 p.m. on the Greenway near Faneuil Hall.
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