Opening ceremony of the Alley of Glory of the Academy’s graduates was held at the Army Academy named after Hetman Petro Sahaidachnyi

August 23, 2015
Two granite obelisks symbolize sorrow for 44 graduates, who died defending Ukraine, and the pride in more than 160 holders of an order.

– So far, in fierce battles our country has been losing its best sons. The Glory Alley will remind us what price we must pay to maintain freedom and independence of our country. I believe in the victory! – said the graduate of the Academy, a member of ATO, the Hero of Ukraine Captain Volodymyr Hryniuk.

Glory Alley was founded because of anti-terrorist operation, during which 186 graduates of the academy were awarded state awards for displaying their courage and heroism.

4 cadets of the Academy – Senior Lieutenant Yevhenii Zelenskyi (posthumously), Senior Lieutenant Volodymyr Hryniuk, Major Oleksandr Petrakivskyi, Major Oleksandr Porhun – became the Heroes of Ukraine. Also the former first deputy head of the Academy Colonel Ihor Hordiichuk became the Hero of Ukraine.

After the opening, the attendees laid flowers at the memorial, and honored the fallen with the minute of silence.