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Save the Date for the 11th Annual Soyuzivka Cultural Festival, ​July 14-16, 2017.  The Ukrainian American Veterans will be represented by Quartermaster Stephen Kostecki.  He will have a booth and will be selling UAV apparel and other supplies.  Please see the Quartermaster Store for a complete list of offerings and prices.   Contact Stephen Kostecki at 508-245-1890 or email if you have any questions.

11th Annual Soyuzivka Cultural Festival, ​July 14-16, 2017

Wheelchairs for the Wounded

16 February 2017

Ukrainian American Veterans Post 32 packing Wheelchairs for Ukrainian Wounded

Post 32 in Chicago is spearheading an effort to ship 36 donated wheelchairs to our wounded brothers and sisters in arms in Ukraine.

We are in possession of the wheelchairs but we need help in raising enough funds for the packaging and shipping costs. Several chairs are motorized. Volunteers from our post are prepared to pick up, help package and do whatever is necessary to prepare them for shipment. We are coordinating with Meest/Karpaty Shipping in Chicago on this project.

Post 32 successfully sponsored the shipping of twelve wheel chairs to Ukraine about a year ago. They arrived safely and were properly distributed. The goodwill garnered by this undertaking went a long way in bolstering the image of the UAV.

We estimate the cost of this project to be between $2,000 and $3,000. Any donation that you or your Post can make would be greatly appreciated. Bohdan Dudycz has opened a fundraiser page on, and the charity title is Wheelchairs for Ukrainian Wounded.

GoFundMe: Wheelchairs for Ukrainian Wounded

You can also contribute by sending a check to Post 32 in Chicago. Checks should be made out to "UAV Post 32". Please indicate "Wheelchair Fund" in the memo section of your check and mail it to the UAV National Commander:

Peter Bencak
2135 West Potomac Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60622

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


Welcome to 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.