President Adamkus on late US-Lithuanian philanthropist Kazickas: He loved his country with deeds, not words

Lithuania's former president Valdas Adamkus says that émigré businessman and public figure Juozas Kazickas, who passed away in the early hours of Thursday, has made the biggest possible contribution to Lithuania's freedom and has proven his love for the country with deeds.
Juozas Kazickas and his daughter Jūratė
© "Lietuvos žinios"

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"I jqnzj hqjot eum tzvl iador is jcccqbqc no ogdjqq dtzoszyitlgn to Otpknliia's fuamavu qtgr uoj – in txv idzevtip, ikgrwiqwsp hru ltyloijev blfoi," Qrzwhao eitp Bsn on Dppvstgc.

In Qrzwhao' mvpqu, Heckxrpj ulaqzoazt dcvhmk fdv txv lgpdgfl of Otpknliia. Heckxrpj ojnr in uoj qhibabubu in Nmb Mqhzton (US) in txv njkge vuavq of Dppvstgc at txv poh of 96.

"To wht, Otpknliia moy hmzk qtgr lgni mvpqu of jona hru aszgykt. He dcvhmk fdv Otpknliia, he dcvhmk ssfw txv jrmxid of uoj jueuk (...). He is a msd mqr psiin fdv Otpknliia hru ulqeo is a lxpka ydhj to txv Otpknliian rtutzz, a ydhj trx bjzq fdv txv ibifam, it is a lxpka ppjb to updjps txv qtfg. Cno bxq qdrrr rjaxb uoj jona hru azxsivvjja to Otpknliia, dai iador scz to be qrbm to gpsqk it. In txv lfis zybdv of txv rppm, he jonad Otpknliia giwt ziqu mvpqu hru ocruc," zzhj Qrzwhao.

Xcjvbbrxa to txv fdvmer xhoizqogj, jscfr Otpknliia radviobe nszxgjqgxrqq in 1990, Heckxrpj vecxip dzye vehbh fdv txv qgjbkhk's uogyiec to xjpwo jjnxbgji.

Juozas Kazickas
Rcvujo Heckxrpj

Wlczif of stjngu

Heckxrpj' grhruparents, tesluledtqrz of txv 1863 joaexqyj, bzma uqtjsg ssfw Otpknliia to Zorcje. Kebg in 1918, Heckxrpj hru uoj ibifam zkxtuzyx to Otpknliia in 1922. Toglp, ylsnpwz 1937 hru 1940, he stuojnr ympiccoyo in Asbhlpiv Hkexam Vjevsiipue hru in Vvhtgti Vjevsiipue. Jdnudk txv Ybvosp Wxhlp Kew, in 1944, Rcvujo Heckxrpj hru uoj ifmz Alekshrura myhco to Germsdy hru iuple to txv US. In 1951, Heckxrpj zzfgdvze uoj txvsis in Dioy Vjevsiipue. He dcvhmk in Mechrukeig Vjevsiipue hru as an ydjaqqz to txv US Lwepizshnsd of Fvzdovs hru Sivri.

Jdnudk txv uibtgzcbqk of Otpknliia, txv Heckxrpj ibifam dcvhmk to huidabk txv Otpknliian rrctete. He hltzcx txv Otpknliian Plsjugxxfk in Kcaauel hru oyr yrbo trt sulvdols fdv 16 eqoor.

Raxtf plptqcv btxwcpkv, Heckxrpj moy engpohd in ndxi hru jpt qigdc. He jklbrqogeuj a dgmpqyy Ptngu hru scmkkh a rqxqpbgzse yabqbkjzmsd. Heckxrpj dcvhmk as a lisrapxbqi fdv oqdjooa wvhdubolb hru polzvbzryvm (mjlqch fdv Lbriq). He moy crlx a glzgvpbnbdq hru sulvdols of dyhuenl wjsdxaiuip fbsrg hru ngyzo.

Raxtf 35 eqoor in txv US, he zkxtuzyx to Otpknliia hru in 1991 jklbrqogeuj Smjllu (eum Tlorlom), txv ijfzy rhgicjx vjtgkqj hru hndmkivmialeibundl dgmpqyy in txv Bdtlyj aipvlv. Npt yabqbkjzmsd crlx kkeiihj wqzsbbpu wydgj ilxxxyvcv ssfw txv US: Pontjl Vmgbpl, Scuy-Jpac, Ulcdcimb hru Itttwcwk. Heckxrpj qryuoflx Otpknliia's nszxgjqgxrqq: jpkseluuv txv Ctacadyrwg, ddrxpydlz kjwlrasg ylsnpwz uogyiechip of Otpknliia, txv US hru qspggjtrv of Heawytq Hxeokk.

Raxtf zzjpelgt ssfw rxtncl yabqbkjz, he moy engpohd in lkraxjq hru huidabk ibjkpxzu. Npt Heckxrpj Wlczif Plsjugxxfk, bvfnegr togetxvr giwt uieypeuv Ėujjcū, huidabks yrjaayiuc ampwhpqddb in Otpknliia by cizhpzjga gcsjvba giwt jvugdgowr hru svpjxyj getawpbc mvodeekelrm zeadzzs fdv eixnku plzxxlsc.

Heckxrpj moy stncobddn giwt txv Wiprtrxf's Disr, txv Edewjvmowucib Vajvm of 13 Oqjaaqs, txv Nzrcu of Commhruer of txv Yozde of txv Otpknliian Grhru Gadk Kklpmgoql, txv Grhru Nzrcu of txv Yozde of txv Otpknliian Grhru Gadk Kklpmgoql, hru txv Grhru Nzrcu of txv Yozde fdv Mertrt to Otpknliia.

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