Armenian Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Washington DC

Armenian Armed Forces Day was celebrated Tuesday in Washington–DC during a reception at the Embassy of Armenia. An official holiday in Armenia–it marks the valiance and dedication of the Armenian Armed Forces in defending the independence and freedom of Armenia.

Ambassador Tatoul Markarian and Defense Attach Colonel Armen Sargsyan welcomed US military officers and officials from the Department of Defense and branch services–the Joint Staff–State Department–members of foreign diplomatic and defense attach corps in Washington–and representatives of Armenian-American political organizations. Among the guests were Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense James MacDougal and Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency–Lieutenant General Jeffrey Kohler–as well as defense attachs of over 25 countries.

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