ON THE OCCATION OF GREAT VICTORY DAY
On May 7, 2014 the University held celebration events on the occation of 69th Anniversary of the Great Victory.
Near the monument for teachers and students of the Kyiv Medical Institute with the participation of veterans, university administration, teachers and students the solemn meeting and ceremonial laying of flowers were held.
Acting Rector of the University, Corresponding Member of NAMS of Ukraine, Professor K.M. Amosova, Chairman of the Council of Veterans of the University V.F. Moshlyak, Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of Students, V. Pylypko, delivered their greeting speaches.
Vice-rector for Scientific and Pedagogical work and Pre-University Preparation Professor Ya. V. Tsekhmister read the list of veterans, combatants and participants labor front, who were awarded on the occasion of this holiday. Unfortunately, every year the number of these respected people gets less. As for today, there are 17 WWII veterans-combatants and 31 participants of labor front registered on the Veteran Organization of the O.O. Bohomolets NMU.
O.O. Bohomolets National Medical University has an inviolable tradition that is ritual of laying flowers to the Memorial of students and professors who died during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 is executed as the a sign of sincere respect and gratitude. This year this honorable right was granted to the excellent students, Petro Zgurskyi and Katerina Cherednichenko.
Along with the Memorial the linden alley was planted by the initiative of students, school pupils of the Lyceum and staff of NMU which commemorates the heroes of the Heaven Hundred. This day the memorial monument at the beginning of the alley was inaugurated. It is signifiant that these two symbolic memorials of history of the past and present got close to each other as the invisible link of generations which preserve the sense of patriotism invariable.
With the applause of the students veterans were marching to the campuses of physical and chemical departments where the solemn dinner and concert of of amateur art activities (under the leadership of the MCC Head, I.Terpeliuk) were prepaired especially for them.
In May 2014: nature abouns, gardens and chestnut trees are flower in the alleys, people cultivate the land, waiting for the new harvest, Ukraine welcomes the 69th anniversary of the victory with the great desire to live in peace, hoping for a better future.
The Price of Victory made millions of lives, human destinies ethternally broken, unspeakable pain and grief. The events of those days can not go out from the national memory. Memorial plaques, monuments, memorials will remind of this but the most important memorial is the human memory.
A terrible war took the lives of every fifth Ukrainian. Long four years Ukraine was occupied by the Nazis. It was occupied, but it was not broken. It was seizured, but not placed on the knees. From the first days of the war Ukrainian soldiers side by side with their fighting brothers of other nationalities, partisans and underground fighters had been heroically fighting the hated enemy reast-language:RU;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA’> is the human memory.
Eternal glory to the winners! On this May Day we remember all those whose lives were taken by the war, make a deep honor to the veterans who bore the brunt of the burden of war and raised the country from ruins during the postwar years. We worship before soldier widows, all the soldiers that measured their ways through the war in order to let us dream and love today. Let peace and harmony always live in our minds and hearts, let this bright holiday and sincere wishes give all of us more strength and inspiration for future labor aspirations and achievements.
We cordially congratulate you on the anniversary of the Great Victory!
Acting Rector of O.O. Bohomolets NMU,
Corresponding member of NAMS of Ukraine,
Professor K.M. Amosova