The Cleveland Lithuanian community gathered to celebrate February 16, 1918 and the declaration of Lithuania's independence.
Happy Birthday Lithuania - Lietuvos gimtadienis
Algis Gudenas served as Master of Ceremonies and spoke (in English and Lithuanian) at the 2012 Lithuanian Independence Day celebration.
Rytas Urbaitas led the crowd in the US and Lithuanian National Anthems.
Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice gave an opening invocation in both Lithuanian and English
Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice
Honorary Consul to Lithuania Ingrida Bublys spoke.
Dr. Vik Stankus spoke next.
Dr. Vik Stankus
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek offered his congratulations and support.
Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek
Dr. Vik Stankus and Councilman Mike Polensek
Entertainment - Singing and Dancing
Page 2 of Lithuanian Independence Day 2012
Flag Raising & Procession at St Casimir Church
Page 3 of Lithuanian Independence Day 2012
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