Statement by the Armenian General Benevolent Union
On June 2, 2021, President Berge Setrakian and Vasken Yacoubian, accompanied by AGBU members, friends and partners paid their respects to the soldiers who lost their lives during the 2020 Arstakh War. AGBU youth was represented by groups from the AGBU Scouts and Young Professionals as well as students from Hayortats Children’s Centers.
They took part in a memorial service held at Yerablur Military Memorial Cemetery, where many of Armenia’s war heroes are laid to rest.
His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan led the religious service, calling upon all of those present to join him in prayer, asking the Lord to keep these heroes’ souls in peace and grant their families the strength to overcome their grief.
Mr. Setrakian laid a wreath on behalf of the worldwide constituents of AGBU, who have mourned the profound loss of human life, standing in unity throughout the globe. He stated that “the nation will always remain indebted to these servicemen and women for their ultimate sacrifice, and their memory will always be kept alive in the hearts and minds of Armenians everywhere.”
The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to upholding the Armenian heritage through educational, cultural and humanitarian programs. Each year, AGBU is committed to making a difference in the lives of 500,000 people across Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to one overarching goal: to create a foundation for the prosperity of all Armenians. To learn more visit www.agbu.org.