Honoring the Memory of Brave Soldiers
Concerned with the welfare of families of martyred Armenian soldiers, and directed by AMAA Headquarters in Paramus, Harout Nercessian, AMAA Representative in Armenia, and Lusine Ohanyan, Coordinator of AMAA-Armenia’s External Affairs, visited Armenia’s First Deputy Minister of Defense, David Tonoyan.
They discussed AMAA’s cooperation with the Defense Ministry in programs aimed at providing medical and humanitarian assistance to the wounded soldiers; humanitarian assistance and medical equipment AMAA had shipped to Armenia; AMAA’s commitment to financially support the family of martyred Air Force helicopter pilot Sergei Sahakyan; and the renovation of the Norashen home of the martyred conscript Hayk Tevoyan.
AMAA expressed readiness to assist soldiers’ families, in particular those martyred during the four-day war of April 2016.
The Ministry of Defense provided AMAA with a list of martyred soldiers. Staff visited each of these families, both in Armenia and Artsakh. After reviewing each case, children who qualified were placed in AMAA’s Child Sponsorship Program. Nineteen families with various home renovation needs were identified. AMAA appropriated funds and renovation work has already commenced on the homes of these 19 martyred soldiers.
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One Year Later…
Just this week, on March 28th, Armenian serviceman, Artak Rafaelyan, was killed in the line of duty.
As the one year anniversary of the April 2016 four-day war is upon us, let us continue keeping our thoughts and prayers with the people of Artsakh, the families of our martyred soldiers and our brave men defending the Fatherland. We stand in solidarity with our people, and pray for successful negotiations toward a peaceful resolution.