By Tsoleen Sarian
WATERTOWN — Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities.
Organizations like Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives flourish thanks in great part to the support of volunteers.
Twenty-four individuals who donate their time, energy, and skills to Project SAVE Archives gathered together on September 21, for an appreciation luncheon at The Talk Restaurant.
Tsoleen Sarian, Project SAVE’s Associate Director, welcomed the gathering and noted that this year Sept. 21st marks the 25th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia’s independence. She also mentioned Project SAVE’s mission to preserve Armenian identity by protecting and sharing our photographic heritage, and thanked the volunteers.
“As we look beyond major milestones like last year’s Genocide Centennial, our work is more crucial than ever, collecting and preserving the diversity and vitality of the Armenian people to celebrate, honor, teach, and share the Armenian story,” Sarian pointed out. “This is our legacy, and I’m glad we’re in it together. We’re keeping Armenian history and heritage vibrant and accessible.”