Sandy Baksys accepted a proclamation from Mayor Mike Houston of Springfield, Illinois, proclaiming May 19, 2012 as “Lithuanian-American Day” at the ceremony. (Donna Richardson Baker photo)
- A woman leaves a flower in memory of a loved one at the Lithuanian marker. (Illinois State Historical Society photo)
Dressed in traditional Lithuanian costume, Kourtney Baker holds roses that she will give to participants to commemorate loved ones at the dedication ceremony.
Ted Gietl served as master of ceremonies and makes opening remarks at the dedication.
Congressman John Shimkus, a Lithuanian-American whose great-grandparents emigrated from Lithuania, spoke at the dedication.
- Stuart Fliege, Trustee, Illinois State Historical Society, smiles as Ted Gietl shows the crowd one of the chairs from St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church.
Sandy Baksys and Rick Dunham sing the Lithuanian national anthem. (Illinois State Historical Society photo)
A chair from St. Vincent de Paul Lithuanian Catholic Church bears the name of one of its Lithuanian patrons. (Illinois State Historical Society photo)
A woman of Lithuanian descent came from Belleville to attend the dedication. (Photo by Steve Combs, Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association)
Rick Dunham and Kourtney Baker pose for a photo.
Congressman John Shimkus and Sandy Baksys prepare for the ceremony. (Photo by Steve Combs, Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association)