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16 April 2017

Mount Davidson is the highest peak in San Francisco and nearly in the center of the city. The concrete cross on top of it has become a memorial to the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

It was built with one dollar contributions to replace a wooden cross that had burned down. A week before Easter in 1934, President Roosevelt pressed a telegraph key in Washington, D.C. to light the cross for 50,000 on-lookers.

It is lit on Easter and April 24, Armenian Genocide Memorial Day. We caught it last night about midnight, fog-free for once, half hidden by the Eucalyptus trees.

When we woke up this morning, we were delighted to find Bill Cunningham: Unpublished Easter Photos on our screen.

Between the cross and the parade, we're reminded of the different ways of celebrating the season. Whichever you follow, Happy Easter or Pesach Sameach to you.

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