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05/16/2018

On April 20, 2018 the Greater Boston Armenian community commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the 1915-1923 Genocide in the Chamber of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives.  This local event began in the 1980’s and has been supported by the Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge #1 every year since its inception by taking an active role on the committee and especially providing financial and logistics support for free round-trip buses for the local community including school children.

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Thanksgiving Meal Shared in Berd Town

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday in USA. Giving thanks is a simple human action. NAS Nigoghos Atinizian decided to convey this beautiful tradition of sharing Thanksgiving meal to an Armenian community. The location was chosen- Berd borderline town, target group – low income families. 25 local farm grown turkeys were donated.

To arrange the dinner the KV partner FAR came along and the hot meal was arranged through their kitchen and shared with over 100 elders and children from low income families, who also took food back to home to eat later or share with families. For many of these families and elders this opportunity is the only one to eat a cooked meal during a day.

Fr. Aram Mirzoyan, the priest and KV dedicated partner from Berd town, arranged and coordinated the event locally. He also shared the meaning and tradition of Thanksgiving with the elders. This event promises to have continuation…