Jan. 13 and the sacred memory of the perished

  • 2006-01-18
  • By Valdas Adamkus
Lithuania commemorates the 15th anniversary of fateful events. Back then, at the beginning of 1991, we experienced one of the most tragic, yet one of the most heroic events, in our history. Back then the will of the people and the nation, grave threat and the courage to sacrifice, concurred into one. As a result, historians justly place Jan. 13 next to Feb. 16, March 11 or June 14 's the most important days in the history of Lithuania.Back then we shed our blood to defend our natural right to freedom; we stood up against tanks and machine guns, against the endless avalanche of brutal anger,...
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