Honorary Ukrainian American Veterans Way dedicated in 2016
What a better way to celebrate veterans than to feature the honorary sign dedicated this year to Ukrainian American Veterans. The Chicago organization of the UAV Post 32 hosted the 69th UAV National Convention in Chicago this year.
The national Ukrainian American Veterans organization began in 1948 by veterans of WWI and WWII. It's membership includes honorably discharged American veterans of Ukrainian descent. In 1998 it launched the UAV Registration Project, which aims to collect the names of Ukrainian Americans who served in the US Armed Forces. Volume one contains more than 3,000 names and stories.
The many Ukrainian immigrants from the 1880s settled in the Chicago neighborhood which came to be known as Ukrainian Village.
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Honorary Chicago has made a similar goal. Since 2014 we have mapped the Chicago honorary street signs which are dedicated to veterans. This Veterans Day marks the 3rd anniversary of the Honorary Chicago Veterans Map, which is an ongoing effort.