President of the Republic of Lithuania

Programme for the State Funeral of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas

2010-06-28

Monday, June 28, Vilnius. The Commission for the Organization of the State Funeral of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas approved the following programme of the State Funeral:

29 June 2010, Tuesday

09:45- 10:30 Procession of the casket of the late President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas from Vilnius Antakalnis University Hospital to the Column Hall of the Presidential Palace (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

10:00 -10:30 Solemn sitting of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Gedimino pr. 53)

11:40 Farewell to the late President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas by President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Irena Degutienė, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Andrius Kubilius, and President Valdas Adamkus, in the Column Hall (Presidential Palace, Daukanto a. 3)

12:00 -13:00 Farewell to the late President by his fellow party members, signatories of the Independence Act, members of the first Government and the Government led by  Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas, advisors to President Brazauskas (organised groups arrive from the direction of the Ministry of National Defence)

13:00-20:00 Farewell to the deceased by the public and organized groups (entry for the public from Universiteto Street, entry for organized groups from the direction of the Ministry of Defense)

30 June 2010, Wednesday

10:00-20:00 Farewell to the deceased by the public and organized groups, in the Column Hall (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

1 July 2010, Thursday

09:00-10:00 Holy Mass in Vilnius Cathedral

11:00 Farewell to the deceased by heads of state, highest officials and diplomats of foreign states, in the Column Hall (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

13:00 Farewell to the deceased by highest officials of the Republic of Lithuania, in the Column Hall

13:15 Private farewell to the deceased by his family, in the Column Hall (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

13:50 Carrying of the casket from the Column Hall, farewell by Honor Guards in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace (Presidential Palace, S. Daukanto a. 3)

14:00 Start of the funeral procession to the Antakalnio Cemetery

15:00 Arrival of the funeral procession at the Antakalnio Cemetery, state funeral ceremony

For the attention of visitors: Seeking to facilitate the security check-up procedure, visitors are advised not to have large bags or other items.

The Funeral Commission also asks people to bring flowers rather than wreaths, as flowers will be used to decorate the tomb of President Algirdas Mykolas Brazauskas after the funeral.

Organized groups are advised to register for a specific farewell time by phone (+370) 5 266 4073. Contact person: Auksė Čepkauskaitė.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.06.28 12:59

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