On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the formation of the Armenian army, the President of the Republic of Armenia issued decrees awarding high state decorations to a group of servicemen for their high combat skills and outstanding achievements. The solemn award-giving ceremony took place today at the RA Presidential Palace. The RA President and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Serzh Sargsyan, congratulated the servicemen and the freedom fighters on the holiday and on receiving high state awards and in their presence, delivered his Army Day Congratulatory Address to our compatriots.
Congratulatory remarks by President Serzh Sargsyan to the awardees
I congratulate you on receiving high state decorations and on the Armenian army day.
We are proud of you. We extend our thanks to you for your boundless devotion and patriotic service.
Unfortunately, today we are also handing over posthumous decorations. Glory to their memories! I think nobody doubts that we will make them pay for all our fallen boys.
On the Armenian army day, we again and again highlight the significance of the mission carried out by the armed forces, as well as its importance and hardships. However, we also emphasize the self-sacrifice and heroism of our servicemen.
Following the already established tradition, I deliver my Army Day Congratulatory Address in front of such merited people who are present today at this hall. Let me behave the same way today.