Culver City Shows Support for the People of Ukraine
March 10, 2022
At its March 7 meeting, the Culver City Council approved the illumination of landmarks and public art displays blue and yellow – the colors of Ukrainian flag – in support of the people of Ukraine during the Russian invasion.
The public can see the blue and yellow light display at the Veterans Memorial Building Tower at Veterans Park (4117 Overland Avenue) and Culver Current in the Dale Jones City Hall Courtyard (9770 Culver Boulevard).
At the Council meeting, Culver City Mayor Daniel Lee said, "I'm fully in favor of the lighting and bringing a resolution in support of the people of Ukraine to the City Council for discussion at the March 14th City Council Meeting." The Council agreed to discuss the proposed resolution at the upcoming Monday meeting.
Several government buildings, from courthouses and city halls to bridges and landmarks across Europe and the United States are turning their spotlights blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine, as the country battles the invading Russian Army. The battle is continuing in Ukraine, and the United Nations says that more than 2 million refugees have fled the country since fighting began.
The colors in the Ukrainian flag are said to symbolize the blue skies and the yellow wheat fields that characterize the country. Members of the American Ukrainian community have joined their neighbors to rally in support of Ukraine and in protest of Russia's invasion.