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Today in Lithuania Day of Defenders of Freedom

January 13 2006

In memory of the tragic events of 13 January 1991 in Vilnius today is the day the defenders of freedom.

Commemorative Meeting of the Diet will begin today, events that are devoted to the Day of Defenders of Freedom. At noon on Independence Square in front of the parliament held the national flag raising ceremony, then on the graves of those who died for freedom will be assigned colors.

Bonfires were lit in memory of the previous evening in the square in front of the Sejm, the Vilnius television tower, the building of Lithuanian Radio and Television, where tragic events unfolded, according to Interfax

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