YEREVAN (Yerkir)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Supreme Body of Armenia marked the 87th anniversary of the May 28–1918 Armenian Independence Day at the Sardarabad Museum and Memorial.
In his opening remarks–Supreme Body representative Armen Rustamian said–"May is our symbol of unity. The ARF is marking the victories this nation has won in the battles of Avarair–Sardarapat and Shushi–as well as the victory in the Great Patriotic War in a unique way–in open-air celebrations? Another display of such unity will take place on May 28 around Mount Aragats," Rustamian said.
Armavir governor Albert Heroyan–in turn–said–"About 3,500 Armenia’s have shed their blood here to create an independent Armenia."
"Sardarabad is an unforgettable page of our history–and every Armenian feels stronger here," Lavrenti Barseghian–director of the Genocide and Sardarabad museums said–addressing the crowd.