Washington salutes Shevchenko
Ambassador Yuri Shcherbak speaks about the significance of Taras Shevchenko in Ukraine's struggle for independence as the Ukrainian American community of Greater Washington joined with the staff of the Embassy of Ukraine in marking the poet's birthday on March 9 in front of the monument honoring him in Washington. The ceremony, which began with the laying of wreaths and included prayers by Ukrainian Catholic and Orthodox clergy and an analysis of Shevchenko's views on individual freedom by Mykola Francuzenko, concluded with the singing of his "Zapovit "(Testament).
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, March 15, 1998, No. 11, Vol. LXVI
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