HEROES

OF THEIR DAY

UCCLF hallows the sacrifices and service of the thousands of Ukrainian Canadian men and women who enlisted in the armed forces of our country.

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Two Minutes' Silence and Prayers, Victory Day in Europe, St. James's Church, Sussex Gardens, London, May 8, 2020

Solemn Prayers of Remembrance, Victory Day in Europe, St. Jame's Church, Sussex Gardens, London, May 8, 2020

Ukrainian Canadians celebrate Victory in Europe Day, Interview with Lubomyr Luciuk, Global News, Kingston, Ontario, May 7, 2020

Political Science professor at Royal Military College, Lubomyr Luciuk, explains the history of Victory in Europe Day. He also tells us how they are planning on celebrating the day during COVID-19.

​Please visit https://globalnews.ca/kingston/videos


CBC Radio, As It Happens: Friday Edition, interview with Professor Lubomyr Luciuk, May 8, 2020

Royal Military College historian Lubomyr Luciuk marks VE day by honouring the Canadian veteran who helped tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees flee oppression and whose motto was 'just do something.'

Listen at 9:29 minutes https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.5561864

Dr Lubomyr Luciuk on the 'Heroes of their Day' project, February 22, 2018, Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain

На Полях Фландрії - У пам'ять про загиблих вояків. Читає Оля Дейнеко

Червоний мак став всесвітньо признаним символом пам'яті про загиблих вояків. Вірш "На Полях Фландрії" (In Flanders Fields) був написаний під час Першої Світової Війни канадським лікарем, підполковником Джоном Мак-Креєм (John McCrae, 1915).

На полях Фландрії зацвів
Рядками мак поміж хрестів,
Позначив нас; На небесах
Співають жайвори весь час
За зниклими на цій землі.

Ми вже вмерці.
Днями, коли Кохали з ночі до зорі,
Теперь лежатимо в полях
У Фландрії.

Боротьби факел, як вигук,
Прийми з нездатних наших рук;
Тримай увись, щоб не загас.
Навіть зневірився б ти в нас,
Квітнути макам на полях
У Фландрії.

Переклад В. Дейнеко, 7 Травня 2016



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.​

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

​John McCrae, 1915


40,000+ Ukrainians served in the Canadian military in WW2

Remarks by Capt. Andre Sochaniwsky CD, President Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada, Remembrance Day Ceremony, Ukrainian World Congress at 50 and Beyond: The Roadmap, Toronto, Canada, 11 November 2017.

- 0:40 Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) (Битва біля Пашендейле)

- 0:55 Battle of Vimy Ridge

- 1:05 Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France

- 1:42 Thousands of Ukrainians fought for Canada in WW1. Many died, but the Canadian government, Canadian military does not know the specific number

- 1:50 Filip Konowal (Пилип Коновал)

- 2:20 Ukrainian Sich Riflemen (Українські січові стрільці)

- 2:55 Dieppe Raid (Битва за Дьєпп) - one of the worst catastrophes in Canadian military history; approximately eighty (80) Ukrainian Canadians were killed in the fighting at Dieppe

- 3:32 Over 40,000 Ukrainian Canadians served in the Canadian military during World War Two (WW2)

Ukrainian World Congress

www.ukrainianworldcongress.org

General Joseph Romanow, 1989 UCRDC Interview

Born in 1921, Saskatoon, Sask.
Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Died in 2011

Date of Interview: 1989
Interviewer: Oksana Zakydalsky
Length of Interview: 74 min.
Full interview can be accessed at the UCRDC.

Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

Dr. Peter Smylski , 1989 UCRDC Interview

Born in 1915, Dauphin, Man.
Served in the Dental Corps
Died in 2002

Date of Interview: 1989
Interviewer: Oksana Zakydalsky &
Jurij Darewych
Length of Interview: 101 min.

Full interview can be accessed at the UCRDC.

Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

Anne Chraplywa-Smith , 1990 UCRDC Interview

Born in 1920, Ladywood, MB
Served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps
Died in 2005

Date of Interview: 1990
Interviewer: Kwitoslawa Kushnir
Length of Interview: 50 min.

Full interview can be accessed at the UCRDC.

Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

Dr. Michael Lucyk , 1989 UCRDC Interview

Born in 1916, Calgary, Alta.
Served in the Dental Corps
Died in ....

Date of Interview: 1989
Interviewer: Oksana Zakydalsky
Length of Interview: 31 min.

Full interview can be accessed at the UCRDC.

Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

William Kereliuk , 1989 UCRDC Interview

Born in 1917, Insinger, Sask.
Served in Royal Canadian Air Force
Died in 2008

Date of Interview: 1989
Interviewer: Jurij Darewych
Length of Interview: 61 min.

Full interview can be accessed at the UCRDC.

Please contact us at: office@ucrdc.org

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