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Formation marked Lithuanian Armed Forces Day in the Cathedral Square in Vilnius

2011.11.23
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November 23, a celebratory formation took place in the Cathedral Square and a parade down the Gediminas Avenue (Vilnius) in commemoration of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Day. Representatives from across the four branches of the Lithuanian Armed Forces participated in the event. Both the formation and the parade took place under the conduct of Chief of Joint Headquarters Col Vilmantas Tamošaitis.

 

President of Lithuania and Commander in Chief of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Dalia Grybauskaitė, Minister of National Defence Rasa Juknevičienė and Chief of Defence of Lithuania Lt Gen Arvydas Pocius delivered congratulations to the Lithuanian military personnel.

 

Lithuanian Armed Forces Day was established to commemorate the historical date 23 November 1918 when the contemporary Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Augustinas Voldemaras signed the Order No 1 establishing the start of formation of the national armed forces.

Pictures by Alfredas Pliadis

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