UKRAINE STANDS, 2022
A solitary sunflower (sonyashnyk) stands tall among the rubble and ruin of a Russian attack. Rays of sunlight push down against the swirling clouds of smoke and ash, giving hope and renewing strength to the resilient sunflower. It’s another day, and Ukraine still stands.
Symbolism of the Sunflower: The sunflower is not only the national flower of Ukraine, but also a symbol of warmth and power from the sun. Ukraine is known for its widespread sunflower fields and is the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower seeds and sunflower oil, according to MIR Corp.