We invite you to light candles of unity, remembrance and victory all together in the windows all over Lithuania on January 13, 2023. At 8.00 a.m. for ten minutes.
The International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania invites Lithuanian educational institutions, state establishments, organizations, foreign embassies and all the people of goodwill to commemorate the civic victory against the aggressor thirty-two years ago and to join the civic initiative “Memory is Alive Because it Testifies”.
The initiative’s symbol is a candle, which symbolizes light, justice, memory and bonfires of freedom defenders.
The civic initiative “Memory is Alive Because it Testifies” commemorates the January of 1991, when Lithuanian citizens, empowered by the pursuit of unity and freedom, achieved a historic victory. The nation resisted the aggression of the Soviet occupiers and local collaborators and their attempt to exercise a takeover by the military force, and defended the independence of the restored state.
We kindly ask the ones who intend to join the civic initiative “Memory is Alive because It Testifies” to register: https://www.komisija.lt/en/renginiai/lets-commemorate-january-13-together-in-a-global-civic-initiative-memory-is-alive-because-it-testifies-3/.
The initiative is organized and coordinated by the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania.