In November 1997, at the 3rd Conference of the Yerkrapah Volunteer Union, a decision was made to celebrate May 8 as Yerkrapah Day. During the years of the Artsakh Liberation War, the Yerkrapah volunteer detachments, uniting around one idea, under the command of Commander Vazgen Sargsyan, did their job with glory.

On May 8, the freedom fighters of YVU, Sasun Mikaelyan, the head of Standing Committee on Defense and Security of NA, Andranik Kocharyan, RWA Delegation headed by Armenak Abrahamyan, visited Yerablur to incense the memory of the victims of the Artsakh war.