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An Anniversary Celebrated At Gravesites

By ICC's Field Correspondent

09/20/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On June 1, on the International Day for Protection of Children, the Armenian National Assembly hosted about 50 children of men who served in the 44-Day War. Thousands of children lost their fathers, brothers, grandfathers and uncles. Life is not the same without them. On this day, Parliament Park turned into a big playground. The children drew their thoughts with chalk on a space entitled “My Dream is Peace”.

Thousands of mothers visited their buried children at Yerablur Military Memorial Cemetery in Yerevan. All of the deceased being visited on that day are 18 to 20-year-old heroes who protected their land from Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression. Parents look at the graves of their children silently, speechless, with wet eyes, all thinking the same thing: “how we miss you.”

As the anniversary of their death approaches, their parents mourn the short years that they had with their children.

For Armenians, they are heroic soldiers who without hesitation, gave their most precious thing – their life, for the homeland, for their parents, for the future of Armenia and Arstakh. These boys will remain children forever.

Yesterday’s children ensured the peaceful future of today’s children at the cost of their own lives. Each of them silenced the war with his own death, each of them tried to save a piece of native land with his sacrifice.

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