July 6, 2020. OTTAWA. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is saddened by the disgraceful act of vandalism that took place at the site of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism – Canada, a Land of Refuge.
The Memorial to the Victims of Communism is to be a national place of mourning, reflection, contemplation, and remembrance, honouring the millions of innocent victims murdered by Communist regimes throughout the world.
Millions of people, including many Ukrainians, who were subjected to the brutality and inhumanity of Communism, fled to Canada – where they found liberty and peace. That this sight was desecrated through this act of hate is unacceptable and deplorable, and an insult to the hallowed memory of the millions of innocent victims of Communism.
This is a reminder to us all of the need for further education and awareness in our own society about the evil and crimes of Communism.
The vandalized sign has been removed and the UCC National Office has contacted the Ottawa Police Service about this incident. We will update our community and the public when more information is available.