Mangano Celebrates Ukrainian-Americans
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano (center) joined members of Nassau’s Ukrainian-American community at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building to celebrate the anniversary of Ukrainian independence. The County Executive and representatives from local Ukrainian-American organizations participated in a ceremony that included the raising of the Ukrainian flag opposite the American flag in commemoration of the day. The County Executive presented a Citation to Reverend Roman Badiak of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church.
On August 24, 1991, the Ukrainian Parliament established an independent state after the fall of the Soviet Union. More than 90% of Ukraine’s citizens voted for independence in a nationwide referendum held in December of that same year. “I am pleased to join everyone this morning in celebration of the 22nd Anniversary of Ukrainian Independence Day and to raise the Ukrainian flag,” said County Executive Mangano. “After centuries of foreign control the Ukraine finally obtained its independence in 1991. Today provides us with such a great opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of the Ukrainian-American community not only here in Nassau, but across the nation.”