SARDARAPAT. – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, accompanied by National Assembly (NA) Speaker Samvel Nikoyan and PM Tigran Sargsyan, visited the Sardarapat Memorial on Monday morning, and in connection with the Republic Day.
Numerous members of Armenia’s executive and legislative power are at Sardarapat, too, Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter informs from the location. They laid a wreath to the Memorial, and, now, the President, NA Speaker, and the PM are visiting the festive tables, tasting the food and drinks, and congratulating everyone on this day.
To note, Armenia celebrates Monday the Republic Day.
The Armenian regular military forces and volunteers defeated the Turkish troops, in May 1918, and thus prevented the latter’s invasion of Armenia’s capital city Yerevan.
This triumph enabled the Armenian people to restore their statehood, which was lost centuries ago.
It was 94 years ago on this day that the Armenian National Council declared, in Tbilisi, Armenia’s independence and the creation of the First Republic of Armenia.
The First Republic of Armenia has played an invaluable role in the formation of the state governance bodies.
The May 28 celebrations in Armenia are traditionally held at the Sardarapat Memorial, which eternalizes the memory of the Armenian heroes who prevented a Turkish invasion of Armenia in 1918.