Bosnian Community Remembers Genocide

Published 07/11 2014 04:26PM

Updated 07/11 2014 06:12PM

July 11th, 2014 - The Bosnian community in Erie spent today remembering the more than eight thousand lives lost during the genocide in their home country.

Dozens of people gathered in Perry Square today to remember the more than 8300 people who were killed during a mass genocide that started in 1992.

There are more than 2500 Bosnian's who now call Erie home.

They remember the lives lost, including the 175 people who will be put to rest today 19 years after the devastating events in Bosnia.

Many who now live in Erie are thankful for the opportunities they have in the US.

Members of the Bosnian community hope to hold the remembrance day annually.

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