By Alin K. Gregorian
BOSTON — A reception at the Renaissance Hotel on Monday, May 22, kicked off the celebration of the opening of the Armenian Heritage Park, during which the community and dignitaries from Armenia and the US came together in a show of support and gratitude. The event was hosted by the Armenian Embassy in Washington, the Armenian Heritage Foundation and the local Armenian community.
The sold-out gala was emceed by Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian, who as a former state representative, was actively involved in helping pave the way for the creation of the park along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.
Her former colleague, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, who was honorary chairman of the project, brought forth the Middlesex County Color Guard, who opened the banquet carrying the flags of Armenia, the US and Massachusetts.
The program highlighted both the unity of the Armenian community in working through
the tortuous road to creation and execution and the ties between Armenia and the diaspora.