To recognize the 23rd anniversary of Ukraine's independence, the Amsterdam Ukrainian community, international friends and a visiting priest from Ukraine gathered at Amsterdam's City Hall Aug. 22, to hear a proclamation read by city historian Robert von Hasseln on behalf of Mayor Ann Thane.
The Ukrainian community has been in Amsterdam for more than 100 years.
Sunday, Aug. 24, marked the 23rd anniversary of the independence of Ukraine.
The Rev. Marian Kostyk conducted a special Mass and memorial service Sunday at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 24 Pulaski St., to pray for peace in the war-torn country.