You are welcome to send one page or/and three photos to the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO (E-mail address: danguoler@unesco.lt) to be put on the web site www.balticway.net on which your personal reminiscence of the Baltic Way event on 23 August 1989 would be displayed.

The Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO has got exclusive right to decide which text or photo would be put on the web site. The texts and photos not displayed on the web site, will be stored at the Secretariat of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO at Šv.Jono g. 11, LT-01123 Vilnius and will not be used for any other purpose.

In the message on 21 August 2009 Raymond (Raimonds) Lasmanis from Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) remembers:
 “I participated in the human chain in front of the Lenin statue in central Riga. Afterwards, we all went to the nearby Freedom Statue to demonstrate solidarity and listen to patriotic speeches. (Riga. Aug.23 1989.demonstration and flowers; Riga. Aug.23 1989.looking north; ; Riga. Aug.23 1989 protest)".

Violeta Minkeviciene from Kaunas remembers: „On that memorable day of 23 August 1989 we, like other people, were caught in a traffic jam, so not everybody could join in time the main Baltic Way human chain destination. But at 7 p.m. we joined our hands where we stood. We‘d like to get a contact with the camera man who took our picture together with the German  family of Lothar Semlin from Berinburg. They visited us in those days and later he wrote in his letter that the first feeling of freedom they experienced on that special day in Lithuania, and again – when the Berlin Wall fell.

Milda Mendeleviciute has sent us some pictures taken near Maisiagala. She remembers:” I was less than 8 then, so I can remember very little. As my Mom tells, we went to this small town close to Vilnius, hoping there would not be overcrowded, and we were right (only two cars there on that site when we came): as one may notice in the picture – we had to struggle to reach each others hands. The pictures prove that many children participated in that peaceful demonstration, and we even had time to catch a grasshopper. The pictures are taken by my father and my uncle”.


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