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Army Day in Armenia

Army Day in Armenia is held on January 28. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us Help us 
28 January - Army Day in Armenia
The Armed Forces of Armenia was formally established on 28 January 1992, by decree of President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, several months after declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. Army Day is a public holiday in Armenia celebrated on 28 January. It honors the troops of the Armed Forces of Armenia.
Army Day was first celebrated in 2001, same year when the President of Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, signed Army Day into law as an official holiday and a non-working day. Usually officials visit Yerablur memorial to pay homage to the fallen Armenian soldiers who lost their life defending the homeland. Flowers are laid at the graves of notable military leaders such as, Vazgen Sargsyan and Andranik Ozanyan. The President of Armenia, the Catholicos of All Armenians, the Chief of the General Staff and the Defence minister of Armenia also attend the celebrations.

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