Reaching Out to Families of Our Heroes
I need to call the mother of our fallen hero Armenak Urfanyan, Mrs. Hamest. My hand’s shaking, but I pick the phone and timidly dial the number… I need to tell her that the Hayrenaser Organization is fundraising to help the families of our martyred boys.
The mother listens, while weeping silently. I finish speaking, with tears choking my last words. After a moment of silence, she murmurs: “If you only knew how proud my son was…”
Of course, your son was a proud man, Mrs. Hamest. Only a proud man would stand his ground alone against an overwhelming force to save his troops and blow up himself and the enemy. Yes, your boy was proud, your Armenak was a hero, Mrs. Hamest. And you, too, should be proud for raising such a hero. And the Hayrenaser Organization and its donors want to stand by you in your time of immense pain and tell you: just as your son gave his life to protect us, so too we will protect you!”