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May 6, 1990 in Pilsen. Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel and U.S. Ambassador S...

May 6, 2015

May 6, 1990 in Pilsen. Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel and U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple - Black celebrating Pilsen´s liberation.


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Před 25 lety, 6. května 1990, přijel do Plzně v rámci obnovených oslav osvobození města americkou armádou první polistopadový prezident Václav Havel. Spolu s americkou velvyslankyní Shirley Temple-Black položili základní kámen pomníku osvoboditelům města "Díky, Ameriko!". Byly to první oslavy po více než 40 letech.

25 years ago, on May 6, 1990, President Václav Havel and U.S. Ambassador to then-Czechoslovakia Shirley Temple-Black laid the cornerstone of the Thank You, America! Memorial at the first free liberation event held in Pilsen after the Velvet Revolution. Until then, the U.S. role in the liberation from Nazis was suppressed for propaganda purposes. Since then, thousands of Czechs, American veterans and their families, and diplomats of the U.S. Embassy in Prague attend Pilsen’s Liberation Festival every year.