The German National Day of Mourning was marked in the cemetery of German soldiers in Vingio Park in the Lithuanian capital on Sunday.
Commemorating the German People's Day of Mourning
© Alfredas Pliadis photo

A rally stretched towards the central memorial of those killed in World War I and World War II, with the national anthems of Lithuania and Germany playing in the background.

Defense Vice-Minister Vytautas Umbrasas and Germany's Ambassador Angelika Viets paid tribute to the victims of the wars and laid wreaths of flowers.

A similar ceremony was also held in Antakalnio Cemetery – flowers were laid on a monument to German and Russian soldiers killed in World War I, followed by a rally towards the Memorial of Lithuanian Freedom Defenders.

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