Pursuing and supporting initiatives with school systems in the Chicago Metropolitan area to include literature with Lithuanian content as suggested reading for students

  • Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys; a novel, through the eyes of a 15 year old girl, depicting the forced deportation of Lithuanians to Siberian labor camps under Soviet occupation.
  • Underground, by Antanas Sileika; a novel depicting the Lithuanian partisans’ guerilla war of resistance against Soviet occupation of Lithuania; the longest and bloodiest war of resistance recorded in modern Europe




  • First Hall of Fame induction ceremony tentatively scheduled in August, 2013. Date TBA
  • Support (fundraising) and promotion of a movie project based on Antanas Sileika’s book, Underground.
  • Lobby for inclusion of Lithuanian history in school history texts.
  • Establish a home for the NLAHF.

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