President Armenag Aprahamian was awarded the Sword of Western Armenia Combat Medal (Sur-Cross) by a citizen of Western Armenia, Lieutenant Virab Manukian, especially for his service to the Motherland during the First Artsakh War. There are many volunteers, children of Western Armenia, who were called upon to defend their homeland and protect the Armenian population during the First War in Artsakh, among them Lieutenant Virab Manukian. The Sword of Western Armenia Medal is today the highest military award of Western Armenia, which originates from 1916 to the present day from the commitment of volunteers to liberate Cilicia and all of Western Armenia, as well as from the core of the future army of Western Armenia. This order has already been awarded to dozens of volunteers; this is the pride of Western Armenia.