To all of my Ukrainian brothers and sisters, “Слава Українi! Героям Слава!” (Glory to Ukraine, Glory to its Heroes). Know that all my thoughts and prayers are with you, your families, and your friends both here and in Ukraine.
It is completely overwhelming to watch this level of unprovoked and unjustified aggression in the 21st century against Ukraine. The most brutal warfare in seventy years has been unleashed on a peaceful country by Vladimir Putin, a thug of the highest order. The world is witnessing another attempt at genocide on the Ukrainian people.
Know this, my fellow Ukrainians, the level of support coming into Ukraine from across the world and from the diaspora is incredible. Munitions and supplies are enroute. With international help and the grace of God, this conflict will pass, leaving the Ukrainian people stronger and more unified than ever.
UAV Quartermaster, Stephen Kostecki, will have a table at the 2021 festival and will be selling a selection of veteran’s apparel, coins, pins and more. Please stop by and say hello. You can also shop the UAV Quartermaster store online.
On Tuesday, 30 March 2021, the UAV National Monument Officer, PNC Matt Koziak, and the UAV National Monument Treasurer, PNC Anna Krawczuk, visited the Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, New Jersey.
The contractor has finished the surrounding plaza, and it looks great. Just in time for Easter, St. Thomas Sunday, and Memorial Day. Job well done.
Jerry Kindrachuk resigned earlier this year as the National Finance Officer of the Ukrainian American Veterans after 12 years of service. Jerry was recognized at the UAV’s 73rd annual convention on Saturday, 7 November 2020.