Today Ukrainian communities worldwide join Ukraine in honoring the memory of “the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred” – brave men and women who sacrificed their lives for a free, sovereign, and democratic Ukraine during the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. Were they prepared to be heroes? If you look at the list of their names and biographies, they seem so… human. A college student, a teacher, a doctor, a Wikipedia editor, a worker, an entrepreneur, a carpenter… The list goes on — ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Today we honor their lives and sacrifice, thinking about the proud and brave nation that grew up knowing about them.
Three women are officially counted as the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. Antonina Dvoryanets. Olga Bura. Liudmyla Sheremet. 62, 27, and 71 years old. They volunteered on the Euromaidan since the beginning. Please join us in silent prayer for them.