R e s o l u t i o n
We, Lithuanian Americans having gathered in solemn convocation in Chicago, Illinois on the 11th of February of 2007 for the 89th commemoration of the establishment of the free and independent Republic of Lithuania in 1918, hereby unanimously adopt the following resolution:
Whereas, Lithuania’s freedom, which was brutally suppressed by Soviet and Nazi Tyranny in 1940, was heroically restored on March 11, 1990;
Whereas, Lithuania now has entered the family of free and democratic nations as a full member of NATO and the European Union;
Now therefore be it resolved that:
We greet the People of Lithuania and its democratic institutions and urge them to continue defending and strengthening their freedom;
We thank the U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress for unanimously adopting joint resolutions calling on Russia to apologize for its illicit occupation of the Baltic States and that a program be initiated seeking restitution for the crimes and harm inflicted on the people and institutions of the Baltic States;
We applaud the initiative to dedicate a Monument and Museum to the Victims of Communism in Washington D.C. and urge all to support this noble undertaking;
We urge our administration in confronting international terrorism that it also challenge Moscow’s recent anti-democratic moves against the Baltic States and specifically condemn Moscow’s use of energy blackmail against its neighbors;
We call for the removal of all Russian armed forces from the territory historically known as Lithuania Minor and now under temporary Russian administration as the Kaliningrad region and urge the complete demilitarization thereof.
And further be it resolved that this resolution be forwarded to our elected representatives and media outlets.
Adopted this 11th
day of February in the Year of Our Lord 2007 in the
City of Chicago, Illinois.