In Armenia, Independence Day is an official holiday. It commemorates the restoration of the Republic of Armenia in September 21, 1991, after 70 years of Soviet rule. In Cleveland, the occasion was celebrated with a ceremony in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall and the flying of the flag of Armenia over City Hall.
Much of the Armenian community was busy preparing for the annual Armenian Festival at St. Gregory of Narek Church.
Thanks to Anita Kazarian for these photos from the event.
Grigor Galstyan entertained the crowd
Alex Lackey from the City of Cleveland gives a proclamation
from the Mayor to Rouben Sagatelov
Erina Vartanova and Leah Jones from Senator Brown's office
Rouben Sagatelov and Razmig Pounardjian
Leah Jones from Senator Brown's office
Rouben Sagatelov and Tigran Baghdasaryan
Alex Lackey, Government and International Affairs
– Office of Mayor Frank Jackson
Laurel Tonbazzi, George Asadorian and Erina Vartanova
Leah Jones, Tigran Baghdasaryan, Rouben Sagatelov,
Razmig Pounardjian and Alex Lackey
Happy Armenian Independence Day!
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