We must never forget the 9 million lives that were lost in the Holodomor. This criminal act, perpetrated against the people of Ukraine in the name of state communism, reminds us all of the importance of learning from the past.

Ukraine, once again, is fighting Russian aggression within its borders. So this year we remember not only the crimes of the past, but reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Through our collective act of remembrance we can ensure this will never happen again.