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6. 5. 2012

Pilsen´s liberators remembered at City Hall steps

Pilsen´s liberators remembered at City Hall stepsThe official program of this year’s Liberation Festival continued in front of the memorial plaques dedicated to the Belgian Brotherhood of the 17th Fusilier Battalion and U.S. 16th Armored Division at the steps to Pilsen City Hall. In addition to the war veterans, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and the U.S. Ambassador were honored guests of the City of Pilsen. More informations
6. 5. 2012

Convoy of Liberty does not disappoint

Convoy of Liberty does not disappointAs in past years, Pilsen’s Liberation Festival culminated with the Convoy of Liberty historical military vehicle parade. This year featured 120 vehicles, and there certainly was plenty to see! More informations
6. 5. 2012

Soldiers abroad can also watch the festival in Pilsen

Soldiers abroad can also watch the festival in PilsenThanks to the work of a five-member television crew from the U.S. Army Joint Multinational Readiness Center, news from this year’s festival will also reach soldiers abroad. The television crew aims to show the festival atmosphere and unique nature of the entire event to international audiences. It will use the material it filmed in several reports and documentaries. More informations
6. 5. 2012

Liberate Pilsen has a winner!

Liberate Pilsen has a winner!The winner of the “Liberate Pilsen” game is T. G. Masaryk Legion, repeating their victory from last year. The team was led by commander Ondřej Kovařík, and the privates were David Le, Jan Hajžman, Nguyen Huy Hai, and Martin Saidl. The students received the General Patton helmet challenge cup, and as the grand prize they all get to visit the U.S. base in Grafenwöhr, Bavaria. More informations
6. 5. 2012

Official presentation of the General George S. Patton Scholarship of Honor

Official presentation of the General George S. Patton Scholarship of Honor The General George S. Patton Scholarship of Honor was officially presented at Republic Square on the afternoon of Saturday, May 5. The founder of the foundation granting the $1,000 scholarship, Doug LaViolette, granted the scholarship to Kristýna Otásková. Along with the scholarship she received a medal inspired by the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration bestowed by the U.S. government. The medal was presented by Marion Kirkham, the brother of U.S. pilot Virgil Paul Kirkham, who was killed at the end of World War II and in whose honor the scholarship was awarded. More informations
6. 5. 2012

Patton Memorial Pilsen - a memorial to people´s fates

Patton Memorial Pilsen - a memorial to people´s fatesSeveral years ago, two ladies appeared at the Patton Memorial Pilsen and identified their friend, Vladimíra “Vláďa” Hrušková, on one of the large photographs there. Vláďa married U.S. soldier Melton Williams in November 1945 and left for the United States with him. As many as two hundred similar weddings were held at St Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the fall of 1945. More informations
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