KY shows support for Ukraine with special deck light displays

It has been almost a week since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent forces into neighboring Ukraine in what appears to be an attempt to take control of the country and make it Russian territory again as it was then. of the former Soviet Union. From day one of the invasion, the world has watched in horror and concern for the country’s innocent citizens as explosions rock its cities and thousands of Russian troops continue to cross its borders. We have also seen the bravery of many Ukrainian citizens, including their own President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who chose to stay and fight instead of fleeing. As the fighting continues, and unfortunately it looks like it will continue for some time, the rest of the world has found ways to show its support for Ukrainian citizens in its own way. This includes the town of Owensboro using its iconic “Blue Bridge” to do just that.

How the world is showing support for Ukraine

Ukrainian supporters rally at the White House against the Russian invasion

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With the exception of Putin and I imagine a handful of his advisers, a majority of the world seems to be vehemently against the invasion and show their support by displaying the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag on themselves, or waving the flag at peaceful gatherings in their country. Rallies have been and continue to be held here in the United States, Korea, Lithuania, England, Poland and elsewhere.

In some cases, like Owensboro, city officials use popular landmarks or structures that their neighborhoods are known for to show the people of Ukraine that even though we can’t physically be with them or offer support in the form of funding , we are with them in spirit.

The City of Owensboro posted on Facebook on Tuesday that it will show the people of Ukraine that it stands with them as they fight off Russian invaders by lighting the blue bridge in the colors of the Ukrainian flag every night at 7:00 p.m. next 30 days. .

Louisville is also showing its support

Owensboro isn’t the only town in Kentucky to use a well-known structure to display the Ukrainian colors. Over the weekend, Louisville took a similar step by changing the colors of the lights on the Big Four Bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana as well as those on Metro Hall where the city government offices are located.

If you want to help the innocent people of Ukraine who find themselves caught in the crossfire, but don’t know how, here are some ideas:

15 ways to help people in Ukraine right now

As Americans watch events unfold in Ukraine, many are wondering how they can help. Below is a list of organizations responding to the crisis in Ukraine along with information on how you can support their various missions.

[Source: City of Owensboro on Facebook / WHAS-TV]

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