The American-Turkish Association (ATA) Houston will honor the victims of the June 28 Istanbul Airport attack at Discovery Green this Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.. The event is free and open to the public.

“Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say “What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?” If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.”

― Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Founder of the Republic of Turkey

Official ATA-Houston statement:

“We are greatly saddened by the senseless loss of life at Istanbul Atatürk Airport this past week, the chief aim of which was to sow discord and fear in our hearts. In solidarity with humanity, and with respect for the victims of this atrocious act, we ask that you join us for a candlelight vigil on the lawn of Discovery Green this Friday.

The vigil will take place from 8:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. in front of the Discovery Green Park stage. ATA-Houston will provide the candles. Please bring flowers. Sound system courteously provided by the Discovery Green Park Management. We hope to see our Houston family there — both in memoriam of those lost, and to come together in resilience; the only medicine for this illness.

Mission Statement

ATA-Houston, founded in 1979, is a non-profit organization created to promote better understanding and friendship between the people of the United States and Turkey through social, educational, cultural and charitable activities. It also aims to provide assistance to Turkish citizens living in Houston. ATA-Houston is an IRS Section 501(C)3 tax-exempt, charitable, educational and cultural organization.

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