Legendary Armenian film maker, Hrayr Toukhanian presents a video and audio tribute of the 80th Vasbouragan Society Celebration
on November 20, 2011 at St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Dearborn, Michigan.
The video is in three parts.
1) Opening remarks by Detroit chapter president Paul Bardizbanian
2) Musical presentation of Armenian songs by Detroit chapter member George Sarkisian
on the clarinet.
3) Wonderful presentation on the history of the Defense of Van by famed historian and lecturer Hourig Toukhanian Jacobs.
A highlight of her presentation includes the role women played in the Defense of Van especially the story of one of the
senior women who stood face to face with the turkish general and told him to get out of town (which he did).