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[Hayastani Kidak Society]: Exploring National Identity. standard

By Levon Lachikyan Fund for Armenian Relief intern Hasmig Tatiossian recently visited Armenia on the Hayastani Kidak Society’s Young Professionals Trip. While it was not her first time there, she was able to see some remarkable new cities, including several in western Armenia. Born in Los Angeles, Hasmig speaks beautiful Armenian. She explained the reason: “My parents have forbidden me to speak any other foreign language since childhood.” Her father migrated to the United States from Damascus in 1976. Her mother moved to the U.S. from Yerevan the very same year. After meeting each other in this new society they formed a family, raising their daughters Hasmig and Silva with a great sense of the Armenian spirit. Growing up, Hasmig ...

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