21st anniversary celebration of Ukrainian independence
21st anniversary celebration of Ukrainian independence Parma, Ohio
August 28, 2012
A formal program at Ukrainian Heritage Park took place after the 2012 Ukrainian Parade in Parma. 48 organizations marched in the 2012 Ukrainian Parade including high school bands from Padua, Normandy, Valley Forge, Parma and Holy Name.
Then everyone gathered across from Ukrainian Heritage Park for the program.
Roman Fedkiw began the program at Ukrainian Village and announced the donation of the flag poles in the Ukrainian park across the street. Sofia then repeats in Ukrainian.
Mary Maria Pasicznyk donated a US and a Ukrainian flagpole in Ukrainian Heritage Park in Parma Ohio. Her daughter spoke about her late mother at the a 21st anniversary celebration of Ukrainian independence.
Mary Maria Pasicznyk
Bishop John Bura of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat and St Vladimir Ukrainian orthodox Cathedral Assistant Pastor Rev. Michael Hontaruk blessed the flags of Ukraine and the United States.
Raising of the flags of Ukraine and the United States.
Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter spoke.
Mayor Tim DeGeeter
Mr. Ihor Diaczyn, President of the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio, spoke about the past, present and future of Ukraine.