Lithuanians around the world run ‘path of life and death’ to commemorate January 13th

Lithuanian runners in Portland, Oregon

“Our children are too young to understand the meaning behind our run today, but by seeing their parents dressed with Lithuanian t-shirts and running with the flag of their native country in their hands, they will learn the lessons of our recent history,” said Inga Sadaunikaitė-Kozhevnikov, the head of the Lituanica Lithuanian running club. The runners, which included members from the Oregon and Washington Lithuanian communities, ran 9 kilometers along the bank of the Willamette river to Oaks Park

Though the Portland and Chicago communities were the only ones to participate in this Lithuanian tradition last year, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington DC all also participated in the run this year.

Here are some photos from the run in Vilnius:

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