On Sunday April 18, a key figure in the Armenian community in France, Achod Schemavonian, died of Covid-19 at the age of 85.
Achod is a veteran, Flag Bearer of the National Association of Armenian Veterans and Resistance fighters, President of ASPA. He was present at all military ceremonies, greeted by all presidents from François Mitterrand to Emmanuel Macron. On his jacket he always wore the medals of his victories and that of his Hero Monte Melkonian.
For more than thirty years, the man of heart, 100% French and 100% Armenian like Charles Aznavour, has sent tens of thousands of parcels to Armenia, humanitarian material which he collected all over France. And also recently for the bereaved families of Artsakh.
The Armenian community in France is losing a very great servant of the cause.
Jean Eckian / Paris
Pictures: Always with his companion Jean Chaghougian