The freedom to blow Lithuania's horn

  • 1999-03-18
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
On the heels of Lithuania's birthday celebration, Rokas M. Tracevskis takes a look at another patriotic occurrence: the creation of the national anthem.What inspires someone to write a national anthem? Little is usually known about the authors of such important works, but in Lithuania, a whole museum is dedicated to Vincas Kudirka, the author of the text and music for the country's anthem.The museum is in the southwestern region of Lithuania in the small village of Paezeriai, where Kudirka was born in 1858. Ninety-four-year-old Stasys Ankevicius, the supervisor of the place, is almost as hi...
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