One day, in 1920, in July, a man from Boston, Massachusetts, came to visit us in Aleppo, Syria. The man came to father and said, “Mr. Farishian”, he says, “I have a ticket to go to America. Do you want to go with me?”  And my father said, “I’m penniless. Don’t have any money. How can I go to America?” He says, “I have the ticket. You come to America and if you like America, you stay there, and I’ll send the money for your whole family to come here.” God sent an angel to Aleppo, Syria. Isn’t that a miracle?        

Aram Farishian b. 1913 Turkey (Armenia) immigrated 1920 via Syria