BY NORA YACOUBIAN
Sose and Allen were not of our world as we know it.
There are those who drift in and out of our lives with such ease, such grace and leave us with an undying love for them as well as their cause and struggle.
They are quiet in their passion, but perseverant in their fight.
They are surrounded by love, loyalty and solidarity.
They are kind, empathetic, and possess an insatiable zest for life. They embrace beauty in its simplest forms.
They are our “moral compass.”
They are vibrant, energized, and challenge us far beyond our own expectations.
Together, they did great work and always remained humble and modest.
Her smile radiant, genuine, exuding all that is pure and good in the world, her eyes shining with the excitement of what tomorrow may bring.
She was his Juliet, yet at the same time, his Joan of Arc!
Allen was her Romeo, her Prince, steadfast, ready to conquer and bring about change for a brighter tomorrow for our people and the coming generations.
Never have two people, united through love, so effectively touched our lives.
Never have two people etched their spirit into each one of our hearts.
Today, we grieve, unable to absorb our monumental loss.
Tomorrow, we will join hands with our brothers and sisters, of all ages, from all over, to celebrate and embrace their dreams and aspirations for a better Homeland,
a more productive Diaspora, and a determined youth that that will change the course of destiny.
Sose and Allen will be at the helm, guiding us, along with all the unsung heroes in this endeavor.
We will continue to journey on the path they paved with love, respect and truth.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank the families for giving us Sose and Allen.
They are my heroes…they are our heroes.