On November 17, 2012, Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US Olexander Motsyk, Ukrainian diplomats, representatives of Congress and the U.S. State Department, the New York authorities, members of diplomatic corps and the Ukrainian American community attended the memorial program held in New York to commemorate the 79-th anniversary of the Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine.
About five hundred people participated in the March of Remembrance from St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church to St. Patrick's Cathedral. A solemn ecumenical requiem service attended by almost two thousand people was served by hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic churches of the United States.
In his remarks following the requiem service Ambassador of Ukraine O.Motsyk on behalf of the Ukrainian State expressed his gratitude to the U.S. President and the U.S. government, senators and congressmen, Ukrainian Americans for their support in spreading the truth about the Holodomor in Ukraine.
"The memory of these events is to unite all people of goodwill in joint effort to prevent such tragedies in the future," – Ambassador said.
He also informed of Holodomor commemorative events to be held in Ukraine on November 24, 2012, with the participation of the leadership of Ukraine, members of the Government and public.
Solidarity with the Ukrainian people also expressed Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Department of State Representative William Pope, who read out a Statement by the Press Secretary of the White House on the Holodomor. "The struggles of Ukrainians today to build a democracy that upholds those enduring values honors their memory," – it is said in the statement.
Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg sent a letter of support to Ukrainians.
President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Tamara Gallo Olexy addressed the audience on behalf of the Ukrainian American community.