BURBANK - For many Armenian Americans, 2017 is year 99.
We often put a lot of emphasis on 100. It’s a centennial, a century, a perfect score, a magical round number. But 99 is an interesting number, too. It’s right before you get to the big number. If you are turning 99 years old, you know that the remaining year is a significant journey. It’s not an easy thing to complete that final year. The First Republic of Armenia was established in 1918, which means this is year 99, just one step left before we celebrate the 100th anniversary.