Monday, September 21 is the 24th anniversary of the independent Republic of Armenia. Less than three years after the massive public demonstrations in Yerevan calling for the return of Nagorno Karabakh, and the devastating earthquake in northern Armenia, Armenia declared itself free and independent on September 21, 1991. It was a remarkable event, especially for those of us who grew up with the dream of a free Armenia, and were never permitted by our elders to doubt that it could and would happen someday. Six months after the declaration of independence, on March 2, 1992, Armenia was admitted into the United Nations and the red, blue, and orange tri-color flag was raised joining the flags of the other nations of the world.
The flag of the Republic of Armenia is raised at the United Nations.