Ukrainian flag raising ceremony held in Allentown

Posted: 6:21 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013   Updated: 6:56 PM EDT Aug 23, 2013
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

It may be August but independence day is being celebrated in Allentown.

That is Ukrainian Independence Day.

The flag of Ukraine was raised Friday as part of a ceremony outside City Hall.

Urkaine declared its independence from the Soviet Union in July of 1990.

But since 2004 Ukrainians have chosen to celebrate their independence in August.