Srebrenica Genocide Walk held at Circus Square Park

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A memorial was held at Circus Square Park marking the 27th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide which took place July 11, 1995.

Many members of the community, including Bowling Green Mayor Todd Alcott and Kentucky State Representative Patti Minter, took the 8,372-step march to honor the at least 8,372 men and boys who lost their lives in the genocide.

At a ceremony before the walk, Mayor Alcott proclaimed July 10, 2022 as Srebrenica Remembrance Day honoring the lives lost in the second-largest genocide in Europe, behind the Holocaust.

For event coordinator Adela Muhic, events commemorating today not only represent those who died, but a message to show the Bosnia community is still fighting.

“I think it’s important to have these events because it reminds our neighbors why we’re here, what happened to us, and the whole point of the genocide was to wipe us out as a people,” Muhic said. “So, I believe it’s important to have these events to remind everybody that they didn’t succeed with their goals.”

Muhic says if you were not able to come out to this year’s march, please consider attending next year’s event.