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Lithuanian Independence Day - Cleveland Ohio

95th Lithuanian Independence Day
Cleveland Ohio 2012
February 16, 2013

The Cleveland Lithuanian community gathered to celebrate the 95th anniversary of February 16, 1918 and the declaration of Lithuania's independence.

95th anniversary of Lithuania sign


Algis Gudenas served as Master of Ceremonies and spoke (in English and Lithuanian) at the 2013 Lithuanian Independence Day celebration in the St. Casimir Church Social Hall.

Algis Gudenas

Algis Gudenas

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

Rytas Urbaitas

Rytas Urbaitas

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

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice

Rev. Joseph A. Bacevice

Honorary General Consul of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Bublys (Ingridos Bublienes) spoke (in Lithuanian)

Ingrida Bublys

Ingrida Bublys

Dr. Viktoras Stankus told about the history of Lithuania and mentioned honored guests in attendance.

Dr. Vik Stankus

Dr. Vik Stankus

Karin and Hans Ruus

Estonian leaders Karin and Hans Ruus


George Brown brought greetings and a proclamation from Ohio Senator Rob Portman's office.

George Brown of Ohio Senator Rob Portman's office and Dr. Vik Stankus

George Brown and Dr. Vik Stankus



Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek offered his congratulations and support. This was the 35th Lithuanian Independence Day celebration that Councilman Polensek has attended.

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek




Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek and Dr, Vik Stankus

Cleveland City Councilman Mike Polensek and Dr. Vik Stankus

Next, the Lithuanian Foundation offered greetings and honors.

Lithuanian Foundation


Lithuanian Foundation





Lithuanian Foundation

Consul Bublys, Councilman Polensek and other distinguished guests

Consul Bublys, Councilman Polensek and other distinguished guests



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