ARF Day Celebration

On Sunday, February 24, the annual ARF Day Celebration was held at Glendale High School’s John Wayne Performing Arts Center marking the organization’s 128th anniversary. The Prelate attended, joined by Vicar General H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, clergy, Central Executive and Executive Council members.

The program began with the flag ceremony by Homenetmen scouts and national anthems. Mirna Kassamanian delivered the opening and AYF remarks, followed by a performance by the “Ararat” Dance Ensemble, a tribute to members lost in the previous year, and songs by Mkrtich Mkrtchyan. Melkon Melkonian delivered remarks on behalf of the ARF Western Region Central Committee. Guests viewed a video presentation titled “A promise for the future,” which was followed by an oath ceremony for AYF Juniors.

ARF Bureau Chair Hagop Der Khatchadourian delivered the keynote address.

The program concluded with a performance by the Rose and Alex Pilibos School choir.

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