President: May 9 is day of deliverance and freedom, new beginning fo

President: May 9 is day of deliverance and freedom, new beginning for
new hopes and new life

09:39 09/05/2013 » SOCIETY

President Serzh Sargsyan issued a congratulatory address on occasion
of Victory and Peace Day.

The address reads as follows:

Dear Compatriots,

I congratulate us all on the occasion of Victory and Peace Day.

For our nation, May 9 holds double significance. Glorious victory
achieved through the heroic deeds of our fathers and grandfathers side
by side with many other nations, not only saved our country from the
imminent catastrophe but also allowed to build a peaceful and creative
future. In the fight with fascism, the Armenian soldiers had once
again manifested the freedom-loving nature of our people and
determination to accomplish heroic deeds, becoming thus unique
inspiration in Artsakh’s fight for freedom. With the liberation of
Shushi, May 9 acquired a new meaning, became a new symbol of victory
and peace.

For us, May 9 is the day of deliverance and freedom, a new beginning
for new hopes, a new life, a historic milestone in the modern history
of the Armenian nation. Today, the most important thing is
crystal-clear: we don’t need anyone’s lenience to live in our own home
and will cut out any violence on its root. May 9 is a weighty proof
that in case of need, we will not hesitate to exercise our right for
self-defense and will do so to its utmost. This is the present formula
for peace.

Dear Fellow Citizens,

Regrettably, peace is often to be paid for by lives: eternal glory to
our heroes. We will immortalize their deed by building a strong and
rising state.

I once again congratulate all compatriots in the Republic of Armenia,
Artsakh and Spyurk and wish lasting peace and creative work.


From: A. Papazian

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