Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ukraine The Flag of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прапор України, romanized: Prapor Ukrainy) consists of equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow.[1] As a national flag, the blue and yellow bicolour has been used since the 1848 Spring of Nations, when it was hoisted over Lviv Town Hall. It was officially adopted as a state flag for the first time in 1918 by the short-lived West Ukrainian People's Republic and subsequently used by the Ukrainian People's Republic, just before World War II it was also adopted by Carpatho-Ukraine in March of 1939. When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, the flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was used and the bicolour flag was outlawed. The blue and yellow flag was provisionally adopted for official ceremonies in September 1991 following Ukrainian independence, before officially being restored on 28 January 1992 by the Parliament of Ukraine.[2][3]From the point of view of psychology: blue color — contributes to the achievement of a state of calmness, and yellow color — contributes to the achievement of a state of joy[4].Ukraine has celebrated the Day of the National Flag on 23 August since 2004.[5]
Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ukraine The Flag of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Прапор України, romanized: Prapor Ukrainy) consists of equally sized horizontal bands of blue and yellow.[1] As a national flag, the blue and yellow bicolour has been used since the 1848 Spring of Nations, when it was hoisted over Lviv Town Hall. It was officially adopted as a state flag for the first time in 1918 by the short-lived West Ukrainian People's Republic and subsequently used by the Ukrainian People's Republic, just before World War II it was also adopted by Carpatho-Ukraine in March of 1939. When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, the flag of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was used and the bicolour flag was outlawed. The blue and yellow flag was provisionally adopted for official ceremonies in September 1991 following Ukrainian independence, before officially being restored on 28 January 1992 by the Parliament of Ukraine.[2][3]From the point of view of psychology: blue color — contributes to the achievement of a state of calmness, and yellow color — contributes to the achievement of a state of joy[4].Ukraine has celebrated the Day of the National Flag on 23 August since 2004.[5]
Ref: https://www.oregonlive.com/living/2021/02/the-hope-fence-becomes-a-colorful-community-journal-for-portland-neighbors.html
Ref: https://www.oregonlive.com/living/2021/02/the-hope-fence-becomes-a-colorful-community-journal-for-portland-neighbors.html
Old Portland | New Portland
Old Portland | New Portland
HistoryOn February 3, 1871, prominent members of Portland’s German Community met  to discuss organizing a benevolent Society for the purpose of assisting fellow Germans. Four days later, C.H. Meussdorfer presided as provisional President and Charles Schumacher, as Secretary of the new Allgemeine Deutsche Unterstützungsgesellschaft (General German Aid Society). Nineteen German Portlanders signed the original Constitution and By-Laws.  An initiation fee of $2.50 and their first month’s dues of $.50 were established. They met again seven days later to elect Officers for the new Society. At the third meeting in the Turnhalle (Gym), on First Street between Oak and Pine, Henry Saxer, a German-Swiss and Portland’s first Brewer, was elected President.  Following him Frank Dekum, Vice President; Charles Schumacher, Secretary and Charles Burkhardt, Treasurer. While women were not yet allowed to become members, the Society began its benevolent work. The original mission, stated in 1871 and restated in its March 8, 1878 Articles of Incorporation, was to erect and operate a German Hospital, provide for the nursing of sick members, to relieve needy and distressed Germans, to help obtain employment for jobless Germans and furnish advice  and information to German immigrants. The Society’s first occasion and providing assistance took place the first night they met. The members present had heard of a German immigrant in Kalama who had been seriously injured at work. They generously collected money in his support.The dream of building a hospital was never realized.  A separate organization founded in 1870, The Independent German School, was successful for its first 25 years.  However, in 1905 it was suffering, was dissolved, and donated its assets including the old Turnhalle, which had been used as a schoolhouse, to the Allgemeine Deutsche Unterstützungsgesellschaft.  With the land, building and other cash donations, the Society built the Arminius Hotel which stands today as a historical landmark at the S.E. corner of S.W. 11th and Morrison. The old Turnhalle was moved behind the hotel and served as a meeting hall for the Society.In its related Articles of Incorporation, dated February 23, 1911, the Society declared the objective of building and operating an Altenheim, a retirement home for Germans. Louise Weinhard, widow of Henry Weinhard, who had founded a local Brewery, had purchased a 20 acre tract of land on the corner of S.E. Division Street and 82nd Avenue. Four years later, on June 6, 1911, she donated the twenty-acre parcel to the Society for its Altenheim dream. Terms of the gift stated that the Society must build and operate the home within two years and build an orphanage within 15 years.  With a large crowd present, the cornerstone of the Altenheim was laid on August 6, 1911. Mrs. Weinhard, John Reisacher, the Society’s President, and other leaders of the German community were present. Nine months later on May 19, 1912, the Altenheim was dedicated with much fanfare.  In 1923, the old Turnhalle was demolished and replaced by the new Deutsches Haus at 714 S.W. 11th Avenue, completed in 1926.  The age and the wear and tear started to show the need for major construction and repair on this building, it was sold in January of 2019.    With the arrival of World War II, the Society came under the scrutiny of the U.S. Government. Investigations reflected that it operated strictly as a benevolent Society, was nonpolitical and its officers were not involved in anything anti-American.With the end of World War II, in 1946, another German organization, the Portland Social Turnverein, sold its Turnhalle.  Its activities became dormant, but 14 years later, in 1960, the remaining members merged their assets with the Society and became life members of the General German Aid Society. With these funds another wing was added to Altenheim’s first addition.  Future additions were made in 1978 and 1983.In 1964, the General German Aid Society founded its own school of German language instruction,  held on Saturdays.  In the beginning, classes were small and the students were primarily children of Society members. This program continued later as the German Saturday School of Portland (GSSOP) and is today the German Language Program of Portland (GLPOP).In 1976, women were finally welcomed to join as members, as the General German Aid Society took on a more active social role in Portland’s German community.  On March 22, 1995, Articles of Incorporation were restated and the Society changed its name to The German American Society of Portland.After 91 years of serving Portland as a German Retirement facility, outside circumstances forced the Society to shut down the Altenheim operation in 2003.  Within two years, the downtown Deutsches Haus was leased to a private party and the Society began to use the former Altenheim as its new Deutsches Haus and home to the then German Saturday School of Portland.In 2006, the Society goals were revised to promote German culture and language in the Pacific Northwest through educational, social and benevolent programs.  The Altenheim and its property were sold in 2011 and the Society moved its temporary home to the Bethany Lutheran Church on N.E. 37th Avenue.  This centrally located facility offered ample parking and the GSSOP occupied up to 12 classrooms, helping to retain its full commitment to the success of GSSOP moving forward.In November 2011, the Society purchased a 17,000 square foot building at 5626 N.E. Alameda (57th & Sandy Blvd.), the former Friendship Masonic Lodge, and a 1914 Rose City neighborhood landmark. This historic building underwent extensive renovations, combining three separate buildings into one.  The doors of the newly renovated structures opened June 2, 2013, as the social hall and headquarters of The German American Society as it is known today.  The building is now known as the German Haus and is also home to the German Language Program of Portland (GLPOP). Ref: https://www.germanamerican.org/history
HistoryOn February 3, 1871, prominent members of Portland’s German Community met to discuss organizing a benevolent Society for the purpose of assisting fellow Germans. Four days later, C.H. Meussdorfer presided as provisional President and Charles Schumacher, as Secretary of the new Allgemeine Deutsche Unterstützungsgesellschaft (General German Aid Society). Nineteen German Portlanders signed the original Constitution and By-Laws. An initiation fee of $2.50 and their first month’s dues of $.50 were established. They met again seven days later to elect Officers for the new Society. At the third meeting in the Turnhalle (Gym), on First Street between Oak and Pine, Henry Saxer, a German-Swiss and Portland’s first Brewer, was elected President. Following him Frank Dekum, Vice President; Charles Schumacher, Secretary and Charles Burkhardt, Treasurer. While women were not yet allowed to become members, the Society began its benevolent work. The original mission, stated in 1871 and restated in its March 8, 1878 Articles of Incorporation, was to erect and operate a German Hospital, provide for the nursing of sick members, to relieve needy and distressed Germans, to help obtain employment for jobless Germans and furnish advice and information to German immigrants. The Society’s first occasion and providing assistance took place the first night they met. The members present had heard of a German immigrant in Kalama who had been seriously injured at work. They generously collected money in his support.The dream of building a hospital was never realized. A separate organization founded in 1870, The Independent German School, was successful for its first 25 years. However, in 1905 it was suffering, was dissolved, and donated its assets including the old Turnhalle, which had been used as a schoolhouse, to the Allgemeine Deutsche Unterstützungsgesellschaft. With the land, building and other cash donations, the Society built the Arminius Hotel which stands today as a historical landmark at the S.E. corner of S.W. 11th and Morrison. The old Turnhalle was moved behind the hotel and served as a meeting hall for the Society.In its related Articles of Incorporation, dated February 23, 1911, the Society declared the objective of building and operating an Altenheim, a retirement home for Germans. Louise Weinhard, widow of Henry Weinhard, who had founded a local Brewery, had purchased a 20 acre tract of land on the corner of S.E. Division Street and 82nd Avenue. Four years later, on June 6, 1911, she donated the twenty-acre parcel to the Society for its Altenheim dream. Terms of the gift stated that the Society must build and operate the home within two years and build an orphanage within 15 years. With a large crowd present, the cornerstone of the Altenheim was laid on August 6, 1911. Mrs. Weinhard, John Reisacher, the Society’s President, and other leaders of the German community were present. Nine months later on May 19, 1912, the Altenheim was dedicated with much fanfare. In 1923, the old Turnhalle was demolished and replaced by the new Deutsches Haus at 714 S.W. 11th Avenue, completed in 1926. The age and the wear and tear started to show the need for major construction and repair on this building, it was sold in January of 2019. With the arrival of World War II, the Society came under the scrutiny of the U.S. Government. Investigations reflected that it operated strictly as a benevolent Society, was nonpolitical and its officers were not involved in anything anti-American.With the end of World War II, in 1946, another German organization, the Portland Social Turnverein, sold its Turnhalle. Its activities became dormant, but 14 years later, in 1960, the remaining members merged their assets with the Society and became life members of the General German Aid Society. With these funds another wing was added to Altenheim’s first addition. Future additions were made in 1978 and 1983.In 1964, the General German Aid Society founded its own school of German language instruction, held on Saturdays. In the beginning, classes were small and the students were primarily children of Society members. This program continued later as the German Saturday School of Portland (GSSOP) and is today the German Language Program of Portland (GLPOP).In 1976, women were finally welcomed to join as members, as the General German Aid Society took on a more active social role in Portland’s German community. On March 22, 1995, Articles of Incorporation were restated and the Society changed its name to The German American Society of Portland.After 91 years of serving Portland as a German Retirement facility, outside circumstances forced the Society to shut down the Altenheim operation in 2003. Within two years, the downtown Deutsches Haus was leased to a private party and the Society began to use the former Altenheim as its new Deutsches Haus and home to the then German Saturday School of Portland.In 2006, the Society goals were revised to promote German culture and language in the Pacific Northwest through educational, social and benevolent programs. The Altenheim and its property were sold in 2011 and the Society moved its temporary home to the Bethany Lutheran Church on N.E. 37th Avenue. This centrally located facility offered ample parking and the GSSOP occupied up to 12 classrooms, helping to retain its full commitment to the success of GSSOP moving forward.In November 2011, the Society purchased a 17,000 square foot building at 5626 N.E. Alameda (57th & Sandy Blvd.), the former Friendship Masonic Lodge, and a 1914 Rose City neighborhood landmark. This historic building underwent extensive renovations, combining three separate buildings into one. The doors of the newly renovated structures opened June 2, 2013, as the social hall and headquarters of The German American Society as it is known today. The building is now known as the German Haus and is also home to the German Language Program of Portland (GLPOP). Ref: https://www.germanamerican.org/history
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