On Friday 15 April 2016, the memorial welcomed a group of 200 staff members from the U.S.A. Embassy in Rwanda. The delegation was led by the U.S.A. Ambassador to Rwanda, Erica Barks-Ruggles.
The group began their visit by laying wreaths on the burial place, which is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi. They then took a tour of the memorial’s exhibition to learn about the history of the Genocide and Rwanda’s post-genocide recovery initiatives.
“Thank you for all you do to educate the next generation, prevent mass atrocities and preserve and remember the victims,” Ambassador Barks-Ruggles wrote in the memorial guest book.
“So moving to remember when this was happening. We still mourn your loss,” wrote Arlene Ferrill, Deputy of Chief of Mission at the U.S.A. Embassy in Kigali.