Today we reflect upon the stain on the history of humanity that was the Armenian Genocide. As we continue to fight for recognition, we remember those who were cruelly taken from the world because of it. Just as the flame at Tsitsernakaberd eternally burns, their light will also not be extinguished.

And while the Armenian Genocide has become a major part of our story, we will not allow it alone to define us. As an organization, FAR continues its mission of building hope in a nation that continually grows stronger. In the 30 years since FAR was founded in the wake of natural disaster, Armenia has transformed itself into a nation where people are demanding better lives and more hopeful futures. We stand with them, providing the tools of empowerment.

On this day of remembrance, we hope you continue to stand alongside us.

From all of us at Fund for Armenian Relief