Tribute to Vazgen Sargsyan’s memory

Alisa Gevorgyan
Public Radio of Armenia

Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan, the leadership of the Ministry of Defense, the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union, representatives of NGOs and freedom fighters visited Yerablur Pantheon today to pay tribute Vazgen Sargsyan’s memory on his 55th birthday. A wreath was laid at his grave on behalf of President Serzh Sargsyan.

The sweating in ceremony of the young Yerkrapahs was held next to the Pantheon. The new generation comes to prove it is the worthy successor of Vazgen Sargsyan, the founder of the Yerkrapah Union, the architect of the Armenian Army.

Twenty-seven years ago he was searching for his place and role in Armenian literature. It was the Artsakh war that made him a soldier. He was one of the first to understand that the salvation of the Armenian nation was in the weapon. He chose this path, taking thousand with him.

Vazgen Sargsyan’s friends often say his only love was the Motherland, and the Army was the product of that love. He was a politician and writer, Defense Minister, leader of the Republican Party, co-president of the “Unity” alliance, Prime Minister, Hero of the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh, member of the USSR Union of Writers. But the most honorable was the titled bestowed by the people – Sparapet.

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