Photo Gallery: The Dedication Ceremony

Photos taken at the Dedication Ceremony of the Memorial Grove, March 29th 2009.

Blue Skies

A picture perfect day for the March 29th Dedication. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Cambodian Dance

Cambodian Dancers Chamnan Renz and Kim Chea practicing before ceremony. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Guests Begin to Arrive

Guests gather around the monument. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Visiting the Family Bricks

Guests take a photo by their family's brick. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Memorial Floral Arrangement.

Flowers to remember lost loved ones. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Native American Drumming and Song

Red Nation Brotherhood Singers and Drum Group drumming as the ceremony convenes. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Guests

Guests sit among the grove of trees. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Guests Gathering

Guests read about the grove and visit the monument. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Cambodian Monk and Youth

Monk and children sitting among the guests. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Dean Elaine Leeder and Professor Nsengimana

Dean Leeder and Prof. Nsengimana chat before the ceremony. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Dean Elaine Leeder's Address

Dean Leeder addresses the crowd of over 500 guests. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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SSU President Dr. Ruben Arminana's Address

Dr. Arminana welcomes the crowd. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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State Senator Mark Leno Announces Resolution

Senator Leno unveils an official resolution from the Assembly and Senate, co-sponsored by Assemblymember Jared Huffman. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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David Salm and Jann Nunn's Address

Salm and Nunn address the crowd and give thanks and acknowledgements. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Brenda Flyswithhawks Presents

Representing the Native American Community, Brenda Flyswithhawks of the Bird Clan, Tsalagi (Cherokee) Nation. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Very Rev. Barthev Gulumian and Baret Yeretsian Present

Fathers Gulumian and Yeretsian present for the Armenian Community. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Traditional Armenian Music by Khatchig Jingirian

Khatchig Jingirian performs Traditional Armenian Music for the crowd. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Redwood Empire Chinese Association Chorus Performs

Choral music performed by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association Chorus. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Traditional Yiddish Music: Harmonia Schvesters

Yiddish music performed by Gale Kissin and Le'ah Lippin. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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The Venerable Masarin Visothea Presents

The Venerable Masarin Visothea represents the Cambodian community. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Keynote Speaker Professor Joseph Nsengimana Presents

Ambassador to the United Nations, representing the Rwandan Tutsi community, Nsengimana addresses the crowd. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Traditional Rwandan Dance: Abahoza

Traditional Rwandan dancing performed by the members of Abahoza. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Traditional Rwandan Dance: Abahoza

Traditional Rwandan dancing performed by the members of Abahoza. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Traditional Rwandan Dance: Abahoza

Traditional Rwandan dancing performed by the members of Abahoza. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Iliana Barillas's Closing Presentation

SSU Senior Iliana Barillas reads from "The Cure of Troy" by Seamus Heaney. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Dean Leeder and David Salm Celebrate

Dean Leeder, David Salm and sister celebrate after a very successful event. - Photo by Holly Sautner

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Leeder, Leno, Nsengimana, and Arminana

Dean Elaine Leeder, Senator Mark Leno, Rwandan Ambassador to the UN Prof. Joseph Nsengimana, and University President Dr. Ruben Arminana.

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