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03/22/2019

This year the Armenian Heritage Cruise (AHC) took place January 20 to January 27, 2019 aboard Royal Caribbean’s “Allure of the Seas”.  The AHC Committee honored the Knights and Daughters of Vartan by providing time to present a program during the cruise.  Members of the Knights and Daughters leadership in attendance were Grand Commander Dr. Gary Zamanigian, Grand Matron Diana Tookmanian, Past Grand Commander Bob Barsam and Past Grand Matron Sona Manuelian.  Special guests included Archbishop Khoren Toghramadjian, Prelate of Cypress and Prof. Taner Akcam, author of “The Killing Orders – Talaat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide”.

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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…