The last prewar Lithuanian president returns

  • 1999-08-19
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - This August Lithuania commemorated the 125th anniversary of the country's last prewar president, Antanas Smetona. Smetona has long been resting peacefully below ground in Cleveland, Ohio but his grandson, Lithuanian-American piano player Antanas Smetona, took part in the commemoration. Among other things the younger Smetona discussed with President Valdas Adamkus the possibility of moving his grandfather's coffin to Lithuania.The final resting place of the last prewar president will be either Kaunas, the temporary prewar Lithuanian capital, or Vilnius, the current capital. "The fi...
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