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70th Annual Convention

It's here! The 70th Annual Convention, November 2-4, 2017.

Veterans' Day Service

A Ceremony and Service will be held at the Ukrainian American Veterans' National Monument, at the entrance of St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Cemetery on Veterans' Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00.

All veterans, families and friends are invited to attend.  A luncheon for veterans will follow.

All those who are serving, or who have served, will be remembered and prayers in their memory or for their continued health will be shared. The UAV National Monument is located at the entrance to St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Cemetery, 280 Main Street, South Bound Brook, New Jersey, 08880. Telephone: (732) 356–0090.

Ukrainian American Veterans in Action

Help Ukrainian Soldiers Get Medical Treatment in US Military Medical Facilities

We urge all Ukrainian American Veterans, and Ukrainian Americans, to contact their respective Congressmen to support the following amendment (which was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2017, by a 89-8 vote) to the still pending National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018:

Section 1250(b) of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114–92; 126 Stat. 1068), as amended by section 1237(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114–328; 130 Stat. 2495), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(12) Treatment of wounded Ukraine soldiers in the United States in medical treatment facilities through the Secretarial Designee Program, including transportation, lodging, meals, and other appropriate non-medical support in connection with such treatment as well as education and training for Ukrainian healthcare specialists such that they can provide continuing care and rehabilitation services for wounded Ukrainian soldiers.

This provision is important because it will pay for treatment, per diem, and other expenses associated with Ukrainian Soldiers’ medical treatment. National Commander Peter Bencak and the National Executive Board of the Ukrainian American Veterans have made passage of the amendment an action item for the Ukrainian American Veterans to mobilize the entire Ukrainian American community and its supporters. Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine!

How to Contact your Congressman/Senator

  1. Find your Congressman or Congresswoman by visiting the House of Representatives website. Simply enter your zip code to find out who represents your congressional district.
  2. Once you've found your representative, click on their name to go to their website. Follow directions on their website to send a message (Look for a "Contact" link). Subject is "Military", then "National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)"
  3. We have provided sample text for your message, and this can be copied and pasted into the message.
  4. Be sure to hit the "Send" button to send you message
  5. If possible, look up the Ukrainian Congressional Caucus and go through the steps above for the leadership, chair, co-chair or member from your state.
  6. Although passed by the Senate on September 18, 2017, and by the House of Representatives July 14, 2017, when there are amendments, like ours, then a conference of Senate and House representatives is convened to work out a compromise bill. Either bill, S.1519 in the Senate or HR.2810 in House of Representatives, can be followed online at
  7. Funding for support for Ukraine is for two years, but we should all follow-up with thank you messages, letters, and calls, when it is passed.

The UAV National Monument has been erected and is standing tall in South Bound Brook Cemetery.

Celebrate the UAV National Monument Dedication with the purchase of a commemorative UVA National Monument coin. Featuring the UVA logo on the front and a rendering of the UAV National Monumnet on the reverse side, you can purchase this historic memento for just $10, plus shipping and handling. Contact UAV National Quartermaster Stephen Kostecki at 508-245-1890 or to place an order. Coin is also available in an attractive display box. See the UAV Quartermaster Store for more information.

UAV Monument Coin - front  UAV Monument Coin - back


UAV Monument Coin

(actual size 1 and 7/8 inches)

$10.00 + S&H


This is the official website of Ukrainian American Veterans, Inc. (UAV), a not-for-profit 501(c)19 organization. Organized in 1948, the UAV is an American patriotic organization composed of Honorably Discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces, who are of Ukrainian heritage or descent. Our mission is to unite American Veterans of Ukrainian descent and we pledge to sustain the Constitution, Government and Laws of the United States.

The UAV helps provide veterans assistance through welfare programs, scholarships for children of U.S. veterans, a national monument project, an oral history project and a registration project.  Please browse through the site for more information on each of these topics.

For more information about our organization please go to About the UAV section.