Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) Post 31 was founded in 1991. Walter Michajliw was the first Post Commander. The post is named in honor of SP4 Nikolaus Zozula.
Post 31 meets quarterly at the Dednam American Legion Post 18. Please contact the post commander for exact dates and times.
Dednam American Legion
155 Eastern Ave
Dedham, MA 02026
Post 31 Founding
The Ukrainian community in Boston goes back to the 1890s. The first members of the Ukrainian American community to serve in the United States Armed Forces served during World War I. Members of our community have served in every war since then.
In 1990 Walter Michajliw learned about the Ukrainian American Veterans and thought that Boston should have a post. With help, he organized Post 31 in 1991.
We are an important organization within the Boston Ukrainian community, and we attend many ceremonies and religious services.
Post 31 celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2016. Mnohaya lita!
The post celebrated its 25-year anniversary in 2016.
Post 31 Patron Nikolaus Zozula
Post 31 is named in honor of SP4 Nikolaus Zozula who was killed in action in Vietnam on 2 Nov 1969 while defending the battery position of Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 17th Artillery. Many post members grew up with Nick, and he was a well-regarded member of the Ukrainian community in Boston.
Projects and Activities
Massachusetts has three Memorial Squares named after a Ukrainian American Veteran killed in action.
- Stephen Kostachuck Square (WWII)
- Boris Demko Traffice Island (WWII)
- Nikolaus Zozula Square (Vietnam)
Post Commander Stephen Kostecki also serves as the UAV National Quartermaster.
Post 31 hosted the 2004 and 2012 UAV National Conventions in Boston.