Neighbors speak out against invasion of Ukraine at vigil in Lattingtown monastery

A candlelight vigil was held at St. Josaphat's Monastery as attendees spoke of the terrors of the war.

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2022, 3:55 AM

Updated 828 days ago

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Community members gathered together to show their support for Ukraine at a monastery in Lattingtown Tuesday.
A candlelight vigil was held at St. Josaphat's Monastery as attendees spoke of the terrors of the war.
Vice Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Jolanda Zamecka says it's "absolutely insane" to be terrorizing children and innocent victims who have nothing to do with any adult conflicts.
"But yet he is bombing schools, he is bombing hospitals, he's bombing homes," Zamecka says. "This is unacceptable so we all stand here in solidarity with the children of Ukraine with the people of Ukraine."
Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino says it's outrageous what's going on and they want to provide support.
"Leadership is such that we bring people together," Saladino says. "So, it's real important that Long Islanders come together because we are outraged.."
The town is also collecting food supplies and clothing to ship over to Ukraine for those still located there and for refugees displaced by war.


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