The Lithuanian Diaspora in the U.S. to be Represented at The Hill of Crosses

English Version

JAV išeivių lietuvių kryžius Kryžių kalne

Lietuvos valstybingumo atkūrimo 100-mečio proga, kunigas Gintaras Jonikas organizuoja kryžiaus gaminimą nuo visų JAV lietuvių bendruomenių. Kryžius bus šventinamas ir statomas Kryžių kalne šiais metais liepos 7 d.

Kryžių gamina Lietuvoje vietos menininkai. Jo papėdėje gulės trys akmenys, kurie simbolizuos trys emigracijos bangas. Kryžiaus kampuose bus iškalti skrendantys paukščiai, kurie simbolizuos žmones, išvažiuojančius iš gimtinės.

Kunigas Jonikas kviečia mūsų Atlantos lietuvių bendruomenę prisidėti prie kryžiaus gaminimo ir pastatymo. Jei įnešime svaresnį indėlį, mūsų bendruomenės vardas bus iškaltas lentelėje ant kryžiaus.

Aukos bus renkamos iki gegužės 29d. per PayPal, lituanistinėje mokykloje “Saulė”. Aukas taip pat galima perduoti valdybos nariams.

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The Lithuanian Diaspora in the U.S. to be
Represented at The Hill of Crosses

In celebration of 100 years of Lithuanian Independence, Fr. Gintaras Jonikas is organizing the construction of a unique cross representing the Lithuanian diaspora in the U.S.  On July 7, 2018, the cross will be blessed and placed at the Hill of Crosses located just outside of the City of Šauliai in Lithuania.

The cross is currently being crafted by Lithuanian artisans.  At bottom, the cross will feature three stones symbolizing the three waves of emigration from Lithuani. On the corners, birds taking flight will represent people leaving their home country.

Fr. Jonikas is inviting the Lithuanian Community of Atlanta to help fund the construction and placement of the Lithuanian-American Diaspora Cross at the Hill of Crosses.  The Lithuanian American Community in Atlanta is hoping to raise at least $2,500 to support this project and be listed as one of the contributing.

Donations will be accepted through May 20th through PayPal and at the Lithuanian school “Saulė”. Community board members will also accept the donations.

Check out the progress of donations received.

Baltic Afternoon at Ocee Park – Saturday, May 12, 2018

You are cordially invited to join Atlanta Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, their families and friends for a relaxed afternoon at Ocee Park in John’s Creek, on Saturday, May 12th, from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.  This event is free of charge.

Our main activity will be Beach Volleyball…and we look forward to having all three Baltic “national teams” engage in a friendly match on the sand courts.  There are also basketball and tennis courts and a running track, a picnic shelter and a kids’ playground.  Children can also kick the soccer ball around, ride bicycles, roller-blade or skateboard.  We are counting on everyone having a great time…including your cats and dogs, if you choose to bring them along.  😊

There will be no organized food or reserved tables while at Ocee Park.  Bring your own snacks and refreshments, if you’d like.  We recommend that you bring your own folding chairs.

Park your car near the children’s playground at the front of the park.  We will meet at the sand volleyball courts, which are located on the far-left side of the park.

Map of Ocee Park

Location and directions to Ocee Park:

At about 6:30 pm, we’re planning to go out to dinner and/or drinks at Marlow’s Tavern, 3719 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022. Please let us know either in advance or at the event if you’re planning to join us, as larger groups require reservations.

For members of the Atlanta Lithuanian-American Community: elections of the National Board of Directors of LAC will be held nationally in all states from May 1st until 15th. If you have not registered to vote online, there will be an opportunity for you to vote at Ocee Park, where paper ballots will be available.

We look forward to a great Baltic Afternoon at Ocee Park!