In August 2020, a celebration took place in New York City to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. A giant field of sunflowers surrounding the text of the article was displayed on the monumental staircase at Roosevelt Island’s Four Freedoms State Park.
On January 22, 2023, the city celebrated Ukraine’s Day of Unity by honoring the bravery of its citizens and soldiers. It was a day of “reflection and hope for a free tomorrow.” For the occasion Manhattan’s 23rd Street at Flatiron Plaza was adorned with a bed of sunflowers symbolizing New York City’s support for and solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
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