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Lithuanian Independence Day - Cleveland Ohio

Lithuanian Independence Day
Cleveland Ohio 2012
February 18-19, 2012

The Cleveland Lithuanian community gathered to celebrate February 16, 1918 and the declaration of Lithuania's independence.

Happy Birthday Lithuania - Lietuvis gimtadienis

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.

Algis Gudenas

Algis Gudenas

Rytas Urbaitas led the crowd in the US and Lithuanian National Anthems.

Singing the national anthems

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice gave an opening invocation in both Lithuanian and English

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice

Honorary Consul to Lithuania Ingrida Bublys spoke.

Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys

Ingrida Bublys

Dr. Vik Stankus spoke next.

Dr. Vik Stankus

Dr. Vik Stankus

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek offered his congratulations and support.

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek



Dr. Vik Stankus and 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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