THE YEAR OF 2017
Ukrainian American Veterans
dedicate flags to St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Cathedral School in Chicago, IL has been a neighborhood
landmark since its founding in 1936.
Many Ukrainian American Veterans
attended this school during their
formative years where they received
basic schooling. Their being alumni of
St. Nicholas made it easy to have a
special bond between the UAV and
St. Nicholas school. There is a strong
history of our veterans supporting the
school with scholarships and student
On February 24th, representatives
of the UAV Post 32 in Chicago presented American and Ukrainian flags honoring that relationship. A set of two flags presented American and Ukrainian flags honoring that relationship. A set of two flags was presented to adorn 12 classrooms. It is planned to name each classroom to honor a departed Ukrainian America veteran.
Attending this dedication were Peter Bencak, UAV National Commander, John Steciw - National Adjutant and Service Officer UAV Post 32 and Adam Bihun - Commander American Legion Post 943. Joining them were Anna Cirilli - Principal, St. Nicholas Cathedral School and Lisa Swytnyk - Assistant Principal along with six students.
When asked for his opinion on the value of a dedication, Commander Bencak said “It is a wonderful, experience for a veteran to meet with children to instill patriotism for our American flag and respect for our Ukrainian heritage”.
Second Annual Wheelchairs for Ukrainian Wounded Warriors Fundraiser
Since the beginning of the undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine, more than 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers have been injured. The National Ukrainian American Veterans organization is committed to help some of the most seriously wounded..