Students show support for Ukrainian veterans

St. Nicholas Cathedral School hosted an assembly and prayer service on May 27, 2022 to raise awareness for a group of Ukrainian Armed Forces veterans teaming up with U.S. veterans to run the Soldier Field 10 as a “Run For Ukraine.” St. Nicholas Cathedral School enrolled over 70 Ukrainian students this school year and anticipates more students to arrive over the summer. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students join the veterans in the Pledge of Allegiance. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students sing the Ukrainian national anthem at the start of the assembly. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students lead their classmates and veterans in prayer. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
A teacher lights students’ candles. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students dressed in traditional Ukrainian folk clothes for the special assembly to honor veterans. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)
Students from Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph School meet some of the new students from Ukraine after the assembly. The Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph School students were there to drop off gift cards and other items to help the new refugee children at the school. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)