‘Fighting for freedom’: Chicago community celebrates Ukrainian moms on Mother’s Day

‘Fighting for freedom’: Chicago community celebrates Ukrainian moms on Mother’s Day

CHICAGO (TOC) — A rally and Mom’s Day celebration in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village included melodies for the mothers and a efficiency of ardour by a mom, singing her coronary heart out for all mothers and for her motherland.

“I am a Ukrainian singer. I am knowledgeable violin participant from Odessa from Ukraine,” stated Malika Golubchik. “That is how we are able to assist all of the all the youngsters all of the moms on the market are combating for freedom.”

The highly effective performances may very well be heard all through the streets of the neighborhood immediately, devoted to moms within the crowd.

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“I really feel actually joyful to have her,” Angelina Sobych stated.

The occasion was additionally devoted to the moms close to the Ukrainian entrance traces.

“The symbolism of Ukrainian mom is even strengthened extra at this level, as a result of our moms are in lots of instances within the frontlines and they’re defending each the nation and so they’re defending their kids. They’re defending the institute of the household,” stated Rostyslav Hrynkiv.

The day of celebration began with a rally for moms and the folks of Ukraine.

“It is virtually very emotional for me to even speak about this as a result of we have had so deaths: many moms, kids,” stated Dan Diaczun, president of the Illinois Division Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. “Our hope and prayer is that, , we survive this. We’ll survive.”

Ukrainian group leaders in Chicago have been empowered by the world’s response and answered requires assist, with the hope extra is on the way in which.”You possibly can simply see that, that the world has stood,” Diaczun stated. “It has stood with Ukraine, and we, , we’re very, very grateful and grateful for that.”

Golubchik took to the stage on Sunday, grateful to share her skills to assist her folks and to have the folks dearest to her cheering her on.

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“When the battle began, I used to be in a position – I am a fortunate lady – I used to be capable of get my mother out of Ukraine,” Golubchik stated. “The seventh day of the battle, when the battle began and fortunately, she is with me, right here together with her grandkids.”

Golubchik is aware of nicely that the moms nonetheless in her homeland are celebrating this present day a lot in another way.

“I am actually joyful. I’ve this chance with them. They don’t seem to be within the battle proper now. We reside on this lovely nation, United States. And all my prayers and hearts goes to the moms of Ukraine and their kids proper now,” Golubchik stated.

Those that rallied and loved the Mom’s Day celebration stated their resilience of the motherland and its folks mirrors the resilience of a mom’s love for her kids: robust and unwavering.

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