10th anniversary of the great withdrawal

  • 2003-09-04
  • TBT staff
VILNIUS - Lithuania commemorated on Aug. 31 the 10th anniversary of the fullwithdrawal of Russian military forces with state ceremonies and privatereflection on the important role the event played in the nation's burgeoningstatus in the international community.A solemn flag-raising ceremony in Vilnius' Independence Square provided anopportunity for the country's current and former top political leaders tomark the occasion with speeches."The army's withdrawal crowned Lithuania's case for freedom and aided in therelationships of our state with neighboring countries," said PresidentRolandas Pa...
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