Ukraine observance set in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — In commemoration of the Ukraine celebrating its 26th Independence Day, Mayor Michael Villa will proclaim the day to be the 26th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day at noon Thursday on the front lawn at City Hall, weather permitting.

The event will include the raising of the Ukrainian flag with Villa reading the proclamation. Attendees are to arrive by 11:45 a.m., a news release said.

A short reception will follow with refreshments.

By Patricia Older

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