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Lithuanian, EU and NATO flags to be hoisted in the Daukantas Square on Sunday
27.03.2009  
Friday, March 27, Vilnius – To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Lithuania’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, a celebratory flag-hoisting ceremony of Lithuanian, EU and NATO flags will take place in the Square of Simonas Daukantas in front of the Presidential Palace at 12:00, March 29, Sunday.

The ceremony will be started by a march by soldiers of the Guard of Honour Flag Unit of the Lithuanian Armed Forces into the Square. They will be joined by soldiers of the Guard of Honour Demonstrative Unit.

Flags of the State of Lithuania, the EU and NATO will be hoisted while the anthems are played.

The flag-hoisting ceremony will be followed by a demonstrative programme, stylised fusillades, to be performed by the Guard of Honour Demonstrative Unit, and a performance by the Guard of Honour Band.  

After the demonstrative programme, soldiers of the Guard of Honour in the armour of the period of Lithuania’s Grand Duke Algirdas will be on watch by the flags for one hour.

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