On September 27, 2020, the Armenian World experienced a rude awakening about the national security of our homeland. Since that fateful day, the people of Armenia and Artsakh have had much to overcome. AGBU wishes them resilience and healing in the difficult process of recovery from the Second Artsakh War.
In contemplating this solemn event, AGBU President Berge Setrakian stated, “This day will undoubtedly mark a new sad chapter in Armenian history. But today AGBU is focusing on those who endured 44 days of inhuman enemy brutality. Our thoughts are also with families who lost loved ones on the battlefield or were and continue to be victims of war crimes, including Armenian POWs held in breach of international law and human decency. We hold the severely wounded close in our hearts as we honor the sacrifice of all the fallen brave souls, who live on in the memory of the entire Armenian Nation.”
At the same time, AGBU recognizes the profound sense of Armenian solidarity behind Armenians in times of crisis, demonstrated by donors, volunteers, supporters, partners and friends across the Diaspora. Together, they truly embody our timeless AGBU motto that “in unity is strength.”