Armenian children of Kazakhstan have sent letters to Armenian soldiers

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Army, Hayern Aysor presents the letters that the Armenian children of the National Renaissance School in the Kazakh city of Pavlodar have addressed to Armenian soldiers.

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Hello, my fraternal soldier!

I want to tell you a story.

In a city far away from Armenia there lived a boy who wanted to become a soldier. He had heard a lot about the courage and endeavors of Armenian soldiers, and since he was also an Armenian, he wanted to be like them. He would train, give the oath of a serviceman, walk like soldiers and learn patriotic songs. He would even cut his hair short like a real soldier. One morning, he decided to write a letter. He took a pen and a piece of paper, an envelope and went to his room.

At first, he didn’t know how to start his letter, but later, the words just flowed.

“Hello, my fraternal soldier…

I want to confess that I am ready to dedicate my life to my homeland, just like you. I want to become a soldier. I dream of riding a tank and walking proudly like you. I want to wear a military uniform. I am far away from you, and the longing burns inside my heart, but believe me, you are always with me, in my heart and in my thoughts. Wherever I go, wherever I may be, I am ready to scream “I serve my homeland” in a loud voice like you. My Armenia! My homeland, I am your son who loves you, I am your soldier.

For a moment, he took a glance at the mirror and it seemed to him that an Armenian soldier was smiling at him from the mirror and encouraging him. He put the letter in the envelope, sealed it and signed his name. After that, he thought how nice it would be, if the soldier replied to him…

He decided to wait for a reply.

My fraternal soldier, respond to the boy!

Davit Hovhannisyan, 9 years old

Student of the Armenian class of National Renaissance School

Pavlodar, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Letter to a soldier…

Hello, dear soldier!

With this letter, I want to express my infinite gratitude to you. I think it is needless to ask you how you are doing since I know what you are experiencing and how you live every day. You are defending our country and resisting the enemy. You know, we do the same, but our enemy is time and longing, and we learn the native language in a foreign country every day. That is how we defend our homeland.

We have never met, but it seems as though I know you. I know that every second and every minute is a second or minute of joy and panic for a serviceman. It is panic because you realize that you are bearing a burden and are responsible for your nation, and it is a joy (perhaps also pride) since you have the honor of bearing that responsibility. Nobody will understand how difficult it is to adapt to conditionality and obey every authority and every command…

I want your soul and our homeland to be in peace. I want you to defend us, and I want the homeland to defend you.

May God be with you and all the soldiers.

Syuzanna Hovsepyan, 12 years old

Student of the Armenian class of National Renaissance School

Pavlodar, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Thank you for existing and being by my side

Greetings, Armenian soldier of the Armenian Army!

My good elder friend, you defend our border, our land, our tranquility day and night so that we can study well and be the worthy sons of our homeland. Thank you for my peaceful and joyful childhood. I wish you a good military service and that you return home soon.

…I always sleep in peace because our soldiers are defending the border…

…I take pride in your efficiency, strength and courage, but I really want you to serve in peaceful conditions…

…I dream of growing up and serving the homeland like you and your friends and becoming a brave and fearless soldier…

Just smile and be proud! You are a real man, the hope and trust of our nation.

Thank you for your existence and for being by my side. Thank you for my peaceful and joyful childhood. May God be with you and all the soldiers.

Rafael Ivanishev, 13 years old

Student of the Armenian class of National Renaissance School

Pavlodar, Republic of Kazakhstan

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