CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — The New York-New Jersey chapter of the Armenian Democratic Liberation organization (ADL) celebrated the emergence of an indepdent Armenia as well as its president, Serge Sargisian, at an event on February 9.
The support that the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party of the US and Canada has lent to Armenia’s integrity, remains, as well as in support of the current president and his quest for a safe and prosperous Armenia.
Inspired and motivated by these important events as well as sentiments, the ADL chapter, with the support of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern Diocese), Knights of Vartan, the Armenian Missionary Association of America, Armenian Catholic Eastern Diocese, The Armenian Assembly of America and the Tekeyan Cultural Association, organized an evening of support for President Serge Sargisian, that took place on February 9 at the Palisadium. Despite the snowstorm, supporters gathered from far and near.
The evening’s master of ceremonies, Hagop Vartivarian, first welcomed the different organizations and attendees, welcoming the guest of honor, Primate of the Diocese of the Eastern Armenian Church of America, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, AMAA’s president, Dr. Levon Filian and Father Garabedian and benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Nazar Nazarian, Hratch Toufayan, Sarkis Bedevian, Andreas Roubian, Papken Megerian, ADL District Committee co-chair, Dr. and Mrs. Raffi Hovanessian, Irma and Sylva DerStepanian, Mr. and Mrs. Saro Hartunian, Mr. and Mrs. V. Aynilian, Dr. Jacques Gulekjian and Dr. Vaghenag Tarpinian for their support.
As the national anthems of Armenia and the ADL anthems were sung, the attendees stood with National pride and a sense of gratification for a triumphant victory soon to be claimed.
The attendees were treated to festive nationalistic Armenian music and dance performed by Houyser and Talar Zokian. The festivities continued after the cocktail and dinner reception. Artist Roudig Der Bedrossian presented his hand painted oil canvas of president Serge Sargisian, to be hung in the new facility of the TCA Greater New York.