The story continues: Transcarpathian Michael Strank goes to Washington

14 June 2015 14:28  82101190 0102209
The story continues: Transcarpathian Michael Strank goes to Washington

The monument of sergeant Michael Strank, an American from Transcarpathia, the symbol of the victory over Nazism was opened in Uzhgorod at the beginning of this year, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the event in 1945. Its author is a known sculptor in the region - Mykhailo Kolodko.  
This year, the whole Ukraine learned about Michael Strank. His name was called on the stage in the capital of Ukraine during the commemoration of the heroes, who fought for the victory in the Second World War, obviously, the most pleasant moment was when, during the President's speech, it was mentioned that the monument of the hero had been established in Uzhgorod.

 On May 8, 2015, in Kyv, Michael Strank was mentioned as a national hero and as a symbol of the victory over Nazism. In addition, to the 8-9 of May, the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance presented 12 telenovelas abount an important role of Ukraine and Ukrainians in the fight against Nazism in the Second World War. These patriotic video stories told about the people who are honored in many countries. The first of the 12 heroes, who fought against Nazism, was Michael Strank. Also, the known Transcarpathian became one of the 10 Heroes of the series of posters "Ukrainians in the ranks of the United Nations defeated the aggressor." 
And recently, it became known that the public mini-sculpture of Michael Strank will soon appear at the world's largest Arlington cemetery in the United States, as a gift from Ukraine and Transcarpathia in particular. This information was confirmed by Professor of UzhNU Fedir Shandor: "Yes, indeed since March we have been having negotiations with sponsors Alex Rovt and Serhiy Moshak who helped to establish the sculpture of Michael Strank in Uzhgorod. The negotiations have come to a logical conclusion and, indeed, soon a copy of the monument, which is located in our city, will be presented at the Arlington National Cemetery in the United States, where the world-known Transcarpathian is buried". 

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