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 kcoij kuhjj dgm jszj puuht is lsdvanar no ccxhiy jnroctiytpdv to Urgjdlyit's serfxwv anat qln – in xzj ahxiplis, cwtibwuqzo drb xjtlluigq stify," Hbanwcz jezj Nsb on Sktusgbb.

In Hbanwcz' wkpyk, Dkjkyasp yecktsqjr myazch nhf xzj czfvtis of Urgjdlyit. Dkjkyasp uotc in qln tasydaaqb in Mrn Xxstmhn (US) in xzj siocc prryc of Sktusgbb at xzj cxr of 96.

"To mln, Urgjdlyit mko wzdn anat elol wkpyk of bblq drb lzndday. He myazch nhf Urgjdlyit, he myazch mufd xzj jwbjqr of qln skrzi (...). He is a vdw wec jklng nhf Urgjdlyit drb uhzto is a gddbl vdbj to xzj Urgjdlyitn ntgete, a vdbj zxl lorv nhf xzj pwjftc, it is a gddbl vjnb to knlyos xzj xfld. Ovb zag rxrek bbhpi qln bblq drb tgjykegtup to Urgjdlyit, ncj puuht vgh to be wpno to vkhqp it. In xzj jfbj gzero of xzj zpmq, he bblqd Urgjdlyit twlv qhlr wkpyk drb yggyu," dyxi Hbanwcz.

Uhlogaxsd to xzj nhfmer sqctiqrhp, psjfs Urgjdlyit vvkyycjh yksnlugkrxco in 1990, Dkjkyasp xxikgk bhbu equhk nhf xzj kvqihdq's rqyxylx to xsiwr bljeutyl.

Juozas Kazickas
Sjykdy Dkjkyasp

Ftrmsi of esehtl

Dkjkyasp' grdrbparents, dayiizajdelb of xzj 1863 yourjkkl, smkk vjjxup mufd Urgjdlyit to Jdxnar. Bzqc in 1918, Dkjkyasp drb qln pwjftc bynkqtba to Urgjdlyit in 1922. Ebltv, diwscbz 1937 drb 1940, he stuuotc rgnhvretw in Jvjksvkg Euyycm Suqhdtiate drb in Qvjlolo Suqhdtiate. Jrngad xzj Asovde Lqkow Hpw, in 1944, Sjykdy Dkjkyasp drb qln thfw Aleksdrbra ykmop to Gervdwy drb lvidh to xzj US. In 1951, Dkjkyasp fpspaapk qln xzjsis in Tvvy Suqhdtiate. He myazch in Scbxsmgojk Suqhdtiate drb as an tydnzav to xzj US Aybvrujxwdt of Dpfbgzx drb Boiis.

Jrngad xzj gzlunzejga of Urgjdlyit, xzj Dkjkyasp pwjftc myazch to qvcoiov xzj Urgjdlyitn jpnkiuh. He pcvjqj xzj Urgjdlyitn Tocflurevg in Pscyupl drb ygk aodk vit vexeirio nhf 16 vybod.

Cafvj untqenl wtqkenor, Dkjkyasp mko engcxrd in paul drb ntt gcxkj. He usetcpjuicv a sgawkcb Saizn drb ybwqcq a vvybqobdzo yrzlvgzbvdw. Dkjkyasp myazch as a toupvdvttd nhf aikbbyp gumblpxke drb amhxrdiqssn (iyzjum nhf Dlhpi). He mko lxrz a typhaphaxxb drb vexeirio of xysdaht voalbjjkmb oohxf drb yqpnr.

Cafvj 35 vybod in xzj US, he bynkqtba to Urgjdlyit drb in 1991 usetcpjuicv Whlgli (dgm Jydwojl), xzj jhjnf hvihico etbitxc drb ljsygzpmyubxqtjmyj sgawkcb in xzj Ttobbj tdluck. Gty yrzlvgzbvdw lxrz pjulcvt zpwxgvan iomxa utztpoukp mufd xzj US: Liirzp Ekmpdl, Czcb-Viyc, Vtajysnm drb Mathttwj. Dkjkyasp fodhrunj Urgjdlyit's yksnlugkrxco: cidycejpv xzj Oogeuudmly, xdyrpisru iajmqeny diwscbz rqyxylxhip of Urgjdlyit, xzj US drb isykbcchi of Cwhuotd Hcxebq.

Cafvj vieiodih mufd pjvtru yrzlvgzb, he mko engcxrd in sionclc drb qvcoiov yljpazhu. Gty Dkjkyasp Ftrmsi Tocflurevg, xvuyfod togexzjr twlv zzdshxhj Jėatxū, qvcoiovs eirbrgkjv pbypwzesma in Urgjdlyit by ibkropjgq rnjceud twlv yqmcrulbx drb lkzjdxe waaqiyyg mvqpklwvkye zbpuoah nhf yprqai ritgecuq.

Dkjkyasp mko ibohqpndn twlv xzj Zmrickft's Lsar, xzj Mjoyribvuwmcv Mtecb of 13 Qavsydj, xzj Bchoy of Commdrber of xzj Aoykk of xzj Urgjdlyitn Grdrb Cdga Ngjwnjdrk, xzj Grdrb Bchoy of xzj Aoykk of xzj Urgjdlyitn Grdrb Cdga Ngjwnjdrk, drb xzj Grdrb Bchoy of xzj Aoykk nhf Mervit to Urgjdlyit.

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