Day of the Defenders of Freedom is commemorated in Lithuania and abroad, including Los Angeles
13th of January in Lithuania is commemorated as the Day of the Defenders of Freedom. On the tragic 13th of January in 1991, freedom of the Republic of Lithuania was defended against the brutal Soviet aggression. It was the day of an immense sacrifice and unity. The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles lit the candles in a memory of those who lost their lives. This initiative is organized by the International Commission for the Evaluation of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lithuania.