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Pilsen revels in Liberation Festival

Since the early morning, Pilsen’s downtown area, Pobřežní Street and the park behind the Plaza shopping mall have been busy with activity. Period camps are being erected, military vehicles are arriving, preparations are being made to welcome the first visitors – all of this is taking place in the run up to this year’s Liberation Festival. Shortly after 10 a.m., the U.S. veterans and their families set out to view the camps. They were accompanied by the festival organizer, Deputy Mayor Eva Herinková, on behalf of the festival. The beautiful sunny weather just added to the good spirits as the veterans took an active interest in the vechiles on display and greeted those present. Another meeting with the public is scheduled for today, starting at 5 p.m. in City Hall’s ceremonial hall. Visitors are welcome to come to listen to the memories and experiences of veterans Earl Ingram, George Thompson, Thomas Grissop, Erik O. Peterson, Tom Ingram, Frank Forcinella, Ken Mar, Robert Gilbert, Jim Ducan, Stephen Mason, Marion Kirkham and General Patton’s grandson George Patton Waters.