On March 4, 2022, the Town of Aylmer will raise the Ukrainian flag at Town Hall joining many communities and countries across the world in showing its support for Ukraine, by flying the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag outside of the Town Hall.
The symbolic gesture was initiated by proclamation to show solidarity for Ukraine as they fight for democracy and freedom – and for members of the community who have family and friends impacted by these tragic events.
Following Aylmer’s flag raising and proclamation policy, the Town of Aylmer has proclaimed support for Ukraine and approved the raising the Ukrainian flag.
The full proclamation reads as follows;
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE – TOWN OF AYLMER
WHEREAS, the ongoing invasion of Ukraine presents a shocking and deeply disturbing challenge to democracy; and
WHEREAS, Canada and the Town of Aylmer is home to residents of Ukrainian origin or descent that add to the diversity we are proud to harbor in our country; and
WHEREAS, The Town of Aylmer supports the sovereignty and security of the nation of Ukraine;
WHEREAS, finding an urgent peaceful path forward to support the freedom of Ukraine should be an international priority;
WHEREAS, many communities and countries across the world are showing support for Ukraine, by flying the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor Mary French, do hereby declare March 2022 Support for Ukraine month within the Town of Aylmer and urge all residents to join us in standing in solidarity and unity with the Ukrainian community.
Dated at the Town of Aylmer
in the County of Elgin
this 3rd day of March, 2022
Signed Mayor Mary French