Rare footage of Armenian American participation in the July 4th Independence Day parade in New York City

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has shared footage from July 4th, 1918 showing Armenian Americans participating in the July 4th Independence Day parade in New York City and heading to White House celebrations the same day, urging U.S. support for a newly established independent Republic of Armenia, and offering a history lesson going back to the battle of Hayk and Bel and Vardanantz.

Rare footage of Armenian American participation in the July 4th Independence Day parade in New York

July 4th, 1918: Rare footage of Armenian American participation in the July 4th Independence Day parade in New York City and heading to White House celebrations the same day, urging U.S. support for a newly established independent Republic of Armenia, and offering a history lesson going back to the battle of Hayk and Bel and Vardanantz. Video courtesy of the US National Archives. (Video has no sound)

Posted by Horizon Weekly on Sunday, July 5, 2020

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Armenia relations, with the United States officially recognizing the Republic of Armenia on April 23, 1920, and welcoming Dr. Karekin Pasdermadjian (Armen Karo) as the first Armenian Ambassador to the U.S.

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