... I knelt down by a man who had been murdered as if he was my own son, and I wept bitterly. I kissed his hands, made the sign of the cross, and felt that all the people who had died or been wounded had united. The innocent blood of heroes, spilling into a million stars, had lit up the magestic DAWN OF REBIRTH in our souls which had been shrouded in the gloomy dusk. Our hearts are prepared to follow the examples of the Pilėnai Martyrs if the aggression does not stop. Our Parliament, defense forces, and guards are already prepared for such sacrifices.
Lithuania, 1991.01.13 : documents, testimonies, comments. - Vilnius : State Publishing Center, 1992, p. 157.