Monte and His Legacy: The Liberated Territory of Armenia‏

Monte and His Legacy: The Liberated Territory of Armenia‏


November 18, 2011

Event honoring Armenian national hero, Monte Melkonian, to take place on December 4, 2011, at the Zorayan museum, Western Diocese in Burbank

Los Angeles, CA – A program celebrating the life and legacy of famed Armenian commander Monte Melkonian will be taking place on Sunday, December 4, 2011, on the occasion of what would have been his 54th birthday. Monte, a California native, was an intellectual and a freedom fighter who dedicated his life to the national-liberation struggle of the Armenian nation. He played a key role in the liberation of a part of Armenia – Artsakh – and was awarded the title of National Hero of the Republic of Armenia.

Among the speakers of the event will be Professor Markar Melkonian, brother of Monte and author of “My Brother’s Road: An American’s Fateful Journey to Armenia” as well as Dr. Armen Ayvazyan, a historian and political scientist and Director of “Ararat” Center for Strategic Research in Yerevan, Armenia. Joining the program via Skype will be Seta Melkonian, Monte’s wife; General Hmayak Haroyan, Monte’s military companion in Artsakh and a renowned general in the Armenian armed forces; and government officials of the liberated Kashatagh region of Artsakh.

The event will offer an exhibit which will include Monte’s personal items and letters, as well as photos of ancient Armenian monuments in Armenia’s liberated territory. The event will commence at 6:00 PM and is free to the public. Zorayan museum is located at 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA 91504.

The event is organized by the “Hayrenaser” organization, which has a mission to contribute to the preservation and development of Armenia’s independent statehood by identifying and addressing critical challenges.

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