The following is a message that Serj Tankian has distributed on the occasion of 25 years of Armenian independence.
Friends (In Armenia and worldwide),
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Armenian independence.
We should take the opportunity to celebrate some of the successes of this small but beautiful nation, while also tackling the troubling issues at hand.
Independence means little when a large segment of the public is discontent.
That is why myself and a group of friends have drafted a statement of support for the people of Armenia and their call to action for positive civic changes and reforms.