In 2006, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, in response to the call by the Commission for the 15th Anniversary of Freedom Defense to commemorate the fateful event for Lithuania – the 13th of January, when, by the nation’s non-violent resistance, Lithuania defended its freedom and independence – began creating the website The Nation’s Memory: The 13th of January. Our purpose is to collect these events as well as show the role that these events play in Lithuania’s progress and the development of civic mindedness and patriotic awareness.

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