On September 24–nine young Armenia’s joined the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) ran’s in a ceremony held at the Armenian Center in Woodside–N.Y.
Five of the new inductees are from New York–two from New Jersey and two from Washington.
The ceremony was held with the participation of ARF Bureau Member Vicken A. Hovsepian–ARF Eastern Region United States Central Committee members and ARF members from the three regions.
In his remarks–Central Committee chairman Hayg Oshagan reminded the inductees that they are joining one of the oldest organizational units of the ARF and that they have inherited the responsibility of preserving and continuing 111 years of relentless struggle–sacrifice–and work.
Before presiding over the oath ceremony–Hovsepian addressed the inductees and noted that by joining the ARF they are becoming members of a family that strives day and night for the interests of Armenia and the entire Armenian nation.
Hovsepian underlined that the key to the ARF’s perseverance lies in the complete devotion of its members to the ideals of the ARF and by the fact that they keep on raising the bar of what they expect of themselves and their organization.
It is worth noting that during the past year–two additional people joined the ARF in New Jersey–an additional two in Washington–two in Boston and six in Providence. This brings the total number of new inductees into the ARF ran’s during the past year to 21.