Our team “Run, BALTO, run!” honoured the victims of 31 July, 1991 by running a relay “Medininkai – Vilnius 2017” and demonstrating a spiritual unity with victims’ relatives, friends and everybody who values national memory; it passed a difficult but meaningful route of approximately 35 km.
On 31 July 2017 it has been 26 years since the Medininkai tragedy when the Soviet OMON killed the Lithuanian officers who were on duty at the border post. The doctors saved life of one heavily wounded officer, Tomas Šernas. “All victims served the purpose – we wanted freedom. Now we have the opportunity to go our own way”, – Tomas Šernas says.