Mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts Stephen DiNatale has made a proclamation in support of Armenia, Sentinelandenterprise reports.
School Committee member Sally Cragin, who’s Armenian herself, said a family friend recently lost their son in the conflict.
On Oct. 14, the Defense Ministry of Artsakh released the names of 23 servicemen who were killed in battle, which included 21-year-old Grigor Tagvoryan.
“We knew that Grigor was at the front and we were just hoping that he would be able to survive,” Cragin said.
The mayor said there has been a striking lack of coverage by U.S. news media on the “ongoing slaughter of innocent children, families, seniors.”