16 years ago, on 11 September 2001, the United States of America was struck by the largest terrorist attack. Today we remember all victims of this tragic event. Lithuania maintains solidarity with a strategic partner United States of America and continues to consistently support the efforts of international coalition in the fight against the terrorism.
77 years ago, on 15 June 1940, the USSR invaded the independent Republic of Lithuania. United States condemned the occupation and refused to recognize annexation. Lithuanian people never have up - active resistance (Partisan war) continued until 1953, they pursued active diplomacy, showed civil disobedience, and finally declared the Restoration of Lithuanian Independence on 11 March 1990.
On 28 February Consul General of Lithuania Darius Gaidys participated in the opening ceremony of a new Los Angeles Sister Cities Plaza in San Pedro together with Mr. Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Councilman. The flag of Kaunas City was raised as well. Cities of Kaunas and Los Angeles signed partnership agreement in 1991.
You can find a precise location of the plaza here: https://goo.gl/maps/a1dKwydRTqr