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New York ARF Hosts 126th Anniversary Celebration

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) New York Armen Garo Gomidehutiun celebrated the 126th anniversary of the ARF on Nov. 19. The event took place at the Armenian Center in Queens and included a performance of Armenian patriotic songs by Kevork Artinian and his band.

NY ARF Gomideh chairperson Armen Caprielian welcomed guests to the anniversary event.

The brief program began with the blessing of the tables by Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian. Then New York ARF Gomideh chairman Armen Caprielian welcomed guests and spoke about the importance of the ARF’s work for the Armenian nation. Next, he invited guest speaker ARF Bureau member Khatchig Mouradian who spoke about the ARF’s past, present, and future.

ARF Bureau member Khatchig Mouradian was the guest speaker for the evening.

Guests enjoyed a lavash mezuzah while dancing to the music. Inspired by the work of the ARF, many also made donations to support the continued work of the New York Gomidehutiun.

UN Mission Representative Mikayel Sarukhanyan (L) and St. Illuminator’s Cathedral pastor Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian (R)

 

 

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