Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Independence Day

Today is Independence Day here in Ukraine. It is the day that independence from the Soviet Union was declared back in 1991. It was declared but not much changed in real fact. The real declaration has been the result of the Orange Revolution.

We were treated to a fireworks display about a block away from our apartment. Could see it all from our windows which was nice for the kids. Must not have been official because it happened after 10 p.m. But it was impressive all the same; these were no squibs. Sounded like mortar rounds and they lit up the sky.

Anyway, congratulations to Ukraine. Took a long time to get here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And with no military parade! I for one, was glad, but I wonder if city residents missed the pomp and circumstance?

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