Armenia President on hand at award ceremony for 22 soldiers (PHOTOS)
YEREVAN. – On the occasion of the St. Sargis holiday, Archbishop Navasard Kjoyan, Vicar General of the Araratian Patriarchal Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on Saturday awarded the military servicemen who had stood out the most during combat duty.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Defense Minister Vigen Sargsyan, capital city Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan, and the parents of these soldiers also attended the award ceremony, the Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent reported from on location.
This award ceremony was held for the third time. This year 22 outstanding military servicemen were awarded with the symbolic cross-ornament of Saint Sargis the Warrior.
In his welcoming remarks at the event, President Sargsyan congratulated everyone on the St. Sargis holiday, and informed that a ten-day leave will be given to all rewarded soldiers.