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Ukraine to America, Memorial Day honored

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From Ukraine to the United States -- it's been a journey for Vitaly Svisten.

Ukraine was where he was born in 1970. As a young adult, he fled to the United States with his family in 1989.

"My parents wanted to leave from the early '60's and of course the communists, the commies, wouldn't let us leave," Svisten said.

Now as a United States citizen, he lives in Indian Trail with his wife and children -- and his American flag flies on Memorial Day.

"Forget the Ukrainian flag, none of that," Svisten joked.

This weekend, Svisten took to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw with his family.

Cane Creek is wrapping up it's Memorial Day Fish Competition this Monday. Prizes go to the biggest catch in categories of bass, crappie, catfish and carp.

Svisten caught dozens of fish with his family -- and immediately took to the grill to fry with olive oil.



Cane Creek Park provides camping, swimming, boating, horseback riding, fishing and a number of other outdoor activities.

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