‘I’ll Never Be the Same’: My Ukrainian Wife’s First day at the usa For Lilya Peterson—shown right right here in Boca Grande, Florida—visiting the usa had been a lifelong fantasy. “This is the foremost nation within the world,” she said. (Picture: Nolan Peterson/The Constant Signal) KYIV, Ukraine—how will you measure America’s greatness? By the size of its economy, or even the power of its army? Because of the height of the town skylines, or perhaps the audacity for the moon landings? Maybe, because of the heroism of this Marines whom landed on Iwo Jima, or associated with Army soldiers whom landed on Omaha Beach? Maybe. But America’s greatness just isn’t constantly calculated like into the films or even a campaign message.