What Does My Culture Symbolize My Heritage

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To me, my culture symbolizes my heritage, the way I was raised, and the person I am today. My parents were both born in Ukraine and agreed to raise me and my two siblings completely immersed in our heritage. At the age of three, I was enrolled in Ukrainian school. Now, having successfully graduated, I cannot thank my parents enough for forcing me to attend. Ukrainian school is the place where I learned not only about my heritage, but how to appreciate it and all it represents. I learned that being Ukrainian isn't just about having parents from a certain area, but about the struggles of my ancestors, about the land that sustained them, and about the culture that I have since fallen in love with.
Around the same time I started Ukrainian school,

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