One Family, Three Flags atop Mt. Ararat

Clockswise from top left: Berj with the ARF flag, Christine with the ARS flag and Berj with the Homenetmen flag atop Mt. Ararat

Berj and Christine (Balekian) Bedoyan have climbed Mt. Ararat, reaching it peak.

A member of the Armenian Relief Society Pasadena “Sose” chapter, Christine had brought a flag of her beloved organization with her on the trip. Berj packed the Homentmen flag, as well as one of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. They raised the flags of the beloved organizations, in which they have served for most of their lives.

In a Facebook post, Christine reflects that it took the couple three years to prepare and train for the arduous climb.

On their trip, the Bedoyans took the remains of Christine’s father to scatter on Mt. Ararat. The ARF flag that Berj raised adorned the coffin of his late father, while ARS flag Christine brought contained prayers hand-written by her mother.


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