President's Visit to Eastern Europe and Russia: Nov. 19-23, 2002
Waiting for President Bush and President Adamkus, old and young Lithuanians hold the American and Lithuanian flags at Rotuse Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, Nov. 23, 2002. "You (the Lithuanian people) have known cruel oppression and withstood it. You were held captive by an empire and you outlived it. And because you have paid its cost you know the value of human freedom," said President Bush in his remarks. "Lithuania today is true to its best traditions of democracy and tolerance and religious liberty, and you have earned the respect of my nation and all nations.