ARF Day Celebration

On Sunday, January 14, 2018, community leaders and members gathered at Glendale High School John Wayne Performing Arts Center to collectively mark the 127th anniversary of the ARF. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended. He was accompanied by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, clergy members, Executive Council Chair Mr. Vahe Hovaguimian and members.

The program began with the flag ceremony by the Homenetmen marching band and color guard and anthems. Opening remarks were delivered by Dr. Souzy Ohanian, AYF remarks by Ms. Patil Derderian, and ARF Western US Central Committee remarks by Mr. Garo Ispendjian. The keynote speaker was ARF Bureau member Dr. Viken Yacoubian.

The celebration also featured performances by the Hamazkayin Ani Dance Company, Ferrahian School Choir, Karnig Sarkissian, Tro Krikorian, and the Edgar Hakopyan Band, as well as an in memoriam segment and a video presentation on the AYF Juniors.

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