GYUMRI (Armenpress) — Commemorative and celebratory events marking the 28th anniversary of the independence of Armenia took place on September 21 in Gyumri.
In addition, the top officials of Armenia and Artsakh visited the Yerablur military pantheon in Yerevan on the occasion.
Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan and President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan visited the pantheon.
The officials laid flowers at the graves of Sparapet (Commander) Vazgen Sargsyan, Andranik Ozanyan and a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the fallen soldiers.
The catholicos offered a prayer.
The declaration of the newly independent Armenia gave the start of the Third Republic of Armenia’s history. For 28 years already, the bearers of the Armenian statehood are the people of Armenia.