Civic initiative "Memory is alive because it bears witness"

Event date
2023-01-13 08:00 To 08:10


We invite you on January 13. At 8:00 a.m., light candles of unity, memory and victory in the windows for ten minutes.
With the civic initiative "Memory is alive because it bears witness", let's remember January 1991, when the citizens of Lithuania, driven by the pursuit of unity and freedom, achieved a historic victory. The nation resisted the aggression of the Soviet occupiers and local collaborators and the attempt to carry out a coup by military force and defended the Independence of the restored state.
in 2023 The civic initiative "Memory is alive because it bears witness" will be held in Lithuania for the sixteenth time. Every year, the commemoration takes on a new, special meaning, because generations change and, according to a phrase heard in the media, "generations born in freedom know the events of January only from history textbooks and scant documentary footage." Therefore, it is very important to convey the message to the young generation about the importance and meaning of the events of January 1991 for our country.
The symbol of the initiative is a candle, which symbolizes life, light, justice, memory and unity.
Place: institutions, organizations, homes of all Lithuanian residents. If working remotely - let's light candles at the windows in our home.
Date: 2023 January 13 (Friday).
Time of the civic initiative: 8.00-8.10 a.m.
Suggestion for organizing the initiative: Place a candle in the middle of each window. Candles should be a few centimeters high so that the window frame does not block their flame. 8:00 a.m. lights are turned off for ten minutes and candles are lit.
Note. It is important to light the candles at the same time (8:00-8:10 a.m.) so that the candle flames flutter all over Lithuania at the same time. It looks especially effective in the morning, because it is still dark and the candle flames will draw attention and remind you of the importance of the day.

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