It's day 182 from 365. If you're reading this on July 1st, you're almost half-way through 2013. Three more days and we're going to celebrate 4th of July. This year will be my 34th year of celebrating that wonderful American tradition. Today I don't have the childish enthusiasm that once I had it. But still I'd like to celebrate the 4th. The following is my reflections on celebrating the 4th, it was published in Asbarez.com in 2011.
Today I am proud to be an American and to live in this nation of immigrants. I am especially happy to have adopted Glendale as our hometown, where we Armenians are embraced by the city, and there are so many opportunities and privileges available to us. In my upcoming columns in this paper, I hope to feature different segments of Armenian life in Southern California, mainly in Glendale. Please stay tuned.