7 Armenians to Receive Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Among Armenian-American receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor are from left Harry Nadjarian, Vahe Karapetian, Mike Sarian and Christopher Atamian

NEW YORK—This year, seven Armenian-American will be among the recipients of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, which awards the medals, announced that Harry Nadjiarian, Vahe Karapetian, Mike Sarian, Christopher Atamian, Ted Chaglassian, Mike Joulakian and Simon Krikor Simonian will receive medals of honor.

The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are awarded annually to a group of distinguished American citizens who exemplify a life dedicated to community service. People who preserve and celebrate the history, traditions and values of his/her.

The award ceremony of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015.


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  1. Merrilee Holmes Scatena said:

    Congratulations, Harry Nadjarian. A fine man, and wonderful role model for the next generation and beyond. Well deserved.

  2. Ara Kaprielian said:

    Congratulations to my brother in law, Mike Joulakian, You deserve this prestigious award for your exemplary achievements.

  3. Ara Kaprielian said:

    Congratulations to my former High School classmate, Harry Nadjarian, at Shamlian -Tatigian in Lebanon. Your Armenian community involvement is highly appreciated.