The lights on the trees on the Columbus Delta in Watertown Square will shine blue and yellow on March 13 in honor of the Day of Solidarity for the People of Ukraine.
The City Council approved the proclamation on March 8 supporting Ukraine and said that the Russian military forces and President Vladimir Putin violated international law by invading the country.
The proclamation reads, in part: “As the Ukrainian People face this unprovoked invasion of their country, we commend their strength, courage, and bravery in their fight for freedom; and, Watertown stands and offers support and solidarity to our neighbors with Ukrainian roots.”
See the details below:
WHEREAS: Ukraine has been a sovereign and independent country since the collapse of the former Soviet Union; and,
WHEREAS: The United States and Ukraine share common values, including freedom, democracy, and the rule of law; and
WHEREAS: At the direction of President Vladimir Putin, Russian forces have invaded Ukraine in violation of international law; and
WHEREAS: As the Ukrainian People face this unprovoked invasion of their country, we commend their strength, courage, and bravery in their fight for freedom; and,
WHEREAS: Watertown stands and offers support and solidarity to our neighbors with Ukrainian roots; and,
WHEREAS: Furthermore, the good people of Watertown hope for a swift end to this senseless violence in Ukraine whose people want to live their lives peacefully; and,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED: That the City of Watertown hereby proclaims Sunday, March 13, 2022, as
DAY OF SOLIDARITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE
And further, the trees in the heart of Watertown will illuminate with the colors of Ukraine, Blue and Gold.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here unto set our hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Watertown to be affixed on this 8th day of March 2022
Mark S. Sideris, Council President