|What is the
purpose, they don't care.
Is it true?
This all started when I got an
email from an Armenian lady in Geneva. She wanted more patriotic songs on
this site, she also wanted them translated. It dawned on
me, they don't understand and/or can not read in Armenian.
Who is going to tell them what it was all about. They
are Armenians and they do deserve the right to know what
is being an Armenian all about.
Saroyan describes us "…
it is simply in the nature of an Armenian to study, to
learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to
invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and
While I was growing up and
still a teenager, I was taught. I was given a torch and
told it was my duty to pass it on the generations yet to
come. Well, it is my turn to pass on that torch to the
I do browse the internet often,
I see Armenian sites come and go. A spark here and a
spark there, maybe someday this site will be gone too.
Yes, we do have a liberated and Free Armenia. Thank You
Lord and Thank You a lot of honorable people who gave
their life for it.
Even though this site is my
baby, it is for you, it does have a purpose. Like a good
farmer I will saw the seeds and wait. In Armenian
centers like Beirut and Los Angeles, this is not
necessary. However, how about all the other youth out
there, spread around the world, do they know what it is
all about? Do they know who are Christopher, Rosdom,
Zavarian, General Antranig, General Tro, and thousands
of other people, heroes, who gave their life without any
hesitance for the liberation of the country called
They hear patriotic songs. Does
a tear start building in their eye? Does there heart
start pounding? They are not sitting in a hall in
Anjar or Bourdj Hammoud, Lebanon and discussing how it
must have been like. They are not in Melkonian
Educational Institute in Cyprus, being thought the
Armenian language and history.
My intentions are to write a
little bit about everyone, it is a job, I know, but I
also know that it has to be done. So many memories, so
much knowledge, so many stories, it should not be
wasted. This is not for you lucky guys that know it all.
This is for the young man or lady out there, in Texas,
in Ohio, in Quebec, in Australia, in India, in China and
yes, as weird as it may sound, in Turkey, who don't have
access and or don't know about it at all except that
they are Armenian.
I am done, but I have to say
this too. While researching and doing my home work for
these pages, I was shocked how many intellectuals we
lost in 1915. We know they were here because of their
works, but every time I got to date of death, I found
1915 to be a very popular year to die. So I say to
myself, the world wants proof that Turks tried to erase
Armenians from this earth, what was with 1915 when just
about all our intellectuals were murdered.
So, for the next few months or
more , I will post on this site small biographies of
Heroes, our heroes. People who lived and died so that
today we can say, yes, I am Armenian, I do have history,
I belong to the first Christian nation, we do have
our own Alphabet and Language, and we do have heroes
that deserve not to be forgotten.
Maybe when you are sitting with
a group of Armenians and some one mentions Christopher
or Tro, Antranig or Simon Zavarian, or you are listening to
an Armenian patriotic song and hear a name in the song,
you will know about the hero, the person that the song
was written about.
ps. Your assistance is most
welcome. Don't criticize, instead help me make it