The Vow


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Dedicated to Allen Yekikian & Sosé Thomassian.

This past weekend, the Armenian community lost two young heroes named Allen Yekikian and Sose Thomassian in an unfortunate and tragic fatal car accident. The couple had repatriated back to Armenia, got married there, and began to start a new life — holding high positions in Armenia as well. The newlyweds were loved, cherished, and admired by the entire Armenian community and were definitely two individuals whose legacy will live on forever.

An incomplete thought; an unfinished life A spark of hope; a beautiful husband and wife An intricate mind; a journey left to complete A fight for what’s right; a refusal of defeat

So much drive; so much perfection So rational and wise; so precise with direction So tragic to see; so devastating to hear So lost without you; so hard not to shed a tear

A semicolon; a continuation An abridgment; a solemn nation A life cut short; an ending too soon A dark day in May; A deep gloom of June

Your life was a fragment; but you were a complete sentence You faced many obstacles; but you made each exit an entrance You saw many flaws; but you made certain they were addressed You were two separate individuals; but together, you coalesced

Your memory is far from incomplete – you are forever immortal. Two angels on Earth have entered a different portal. At the altar you vowed, “’Till death do us part.” May you rest knowing your legacy is one forever to impart.

Allen and Sose, Your sentence ended on a semicolon; with your guidance, however, we vow to finish the rest of the story.

Sincerely, Everyone

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