Upper Darby, PA – Yesterday, the Pontian Akritai of Philadelphia hosted a ceremony remembering the victims of the Pontian Genocide outside of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

The monument remains a beacon of remembrance to the 353,000 lost during the Turkish aggression against its minorities. Assyrians, Armenians, and Greeks were murdered and expelled from their homeland in present-day Turkey from 1919 to 1922.