The first monument dedicated to the Genocide of Pontian Greeks has been placed in a public space in Norwalk, Connecticut, yesterday.
The Pontian Genocide Memorial, a work by sculptor George Kikotis and funded by the Pontian Community of Norwalk “The Pontus”, will be located in Irving C. Freese Park in Connecticut.
The park is located in Norwalk, a “Pontian village” half an hour from Manhattan, where about 500 families live there and speak their native language.
The sculptural composition includes the Pontian lyre, the eagle of Pontus, the icon of Panagia Soumela and the verse “Romania, even if it passed, flourishes and brings more”. There is a caravan of people represented in bronze.