Metropolitan Stephan to be Inducted into the Ukrainian-American Veterans Association

It has just been announced that His Beatitude, Metropolitan Stephan, Archbishop of New York and Primate of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA has been chosen as an honorary member of the Brooklyn Chapter of the Ukrainian American Veterans Association.

His Beatitude, a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam era thanks the Ukrainian American Veterans for this honor that they are so graciously bestowing upon him and pledges to work together with the association in promoting the concerns of Ukrainian American veterans throughout the United States.

See below for more information on this honorary induction. Details will be forthcoming as they are available.

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Ukrainian American Veterans Honor Metropolitan Stephan

The Brooklyn, New York Chapter of the Ukrainian American Veterans has honored our Metropolitan. Vladyka Stephan served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam conflict, serving in the medical corps. He was an honorably discharged veteran, making him the first Ukrainian bishop to serve in the United States military. His military training led to his secular position as Director of Special Services at a Chicago hospital and has been a large part of Vladyka's life.

Metropolitan Stephan served as a proud Ukrainian American in the armed forces of the United States of America and supports fully, the efforts of all Ukrainian American veterans as well as all Ukrainian veterans worldwide. Many of our Ukrainian brothers and sisters have given their life in order to secure freedom for all. We as Ukrainians must be proud and never forget them and their families, for without their sacrifice and dedication to our country, we may not be facing freedom as we see it today. May our Lord bless those who died in the line of duty and may their memory be eternal! + Vichnaya Pamyat'!

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