ARS Mourns Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims

A makeshift memorial at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

GLENDALE—We are all well aware of the tragedy involving innocent students, the principal, and staff members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut on Friday, December 14. We express our solemn grief over the loss of lives of these innocent victims, who had their entire lives ahead of them.

This tragedy shocked the entire nation, including the Armenian Relief Society’s large family.

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA recognizes the gravity of this saddening incident and mourns with the families, who lost their loved ones, extending thoughts of patience and perseverance to cope with their sorrow. As a humanitarian organization, the ARS condemns such inhumane acts and calls upon authority figures, including parents, to be cognizant of any problems troubling our youth in order to avoid such unspeakable tragedies.

It is an utmost priority to protect our youth, who represent our future.

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