On Sunday, September 25, 2011, Congressman Brad Sherman celebrated Armenian Independence Day with President Serzh Sargsyan and Armenian-Americans from all across Southern California. Upon meeting President Sagsyan, Congressman Sherman presented Sargsyan with a flag flown over the US Capitol.
Sherman has helped lead the effort to strengthen ties between the United States and Armenia, and continues the fight to bring the Armenian Genocide Resolution to a successful vote on the House floor.
"I am honored to celebrate Armenia's independence alongside President Sargsyan and so many great Armenian Americans here in California," said Sherman. "As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have focused on recognizing the Armenian Genocide, recognizing the massacre of Armenian civilians in Sumgait, increasing funding to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and increasing military training aid for Armenia despite attempts by the administration to increase aid only to Azerbaijan." said Sherman.