November 1, 2010
The Honourable Peter Milliken, M.P., P.C.
Speaker of the House of Commons
Room 224-N Centre Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
Dear Mr. Speaker:
RE: HOLODOMOR MEMORIAL DAY
As you are aware, in 2008, Parliament approved the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day Act (2008) which declares that the fourth Saturday in November each year shall be known as the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (Holodomor) Memorial Day.
As you know, this memorial day is in commemoration of the millions of Ukrainians who suffered and perished in the deliberate, man-made famine executed by Stalin in Ukraine in 1932-33.
With this in mind, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress requests that the Canadian flags flown on Parliament Hill, and in particular the one on the Peace Tower be lowered to half mast in recognition of this official memorial day.
Thank you for your consideration and support.
Yours very truly,
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS
Paul M. Grod