August 8, 2014 5:37 PM

Assyrian martyr commemoration takes place in Turlock as Obama orders airstrikes

Each year, the Assyrian American Civic Club pays homage to those who died in a 1933 attack in in the village of Simmele, Iraq. Generally, it’s a quiet commemoration. But this year, given the turmoil in the Middle East, members decided to open up the event, inviting in community members and dignitaries.

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