Woodrow Wilson Dedication Week in Prague
03.10.2011 / 23:25
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Wilson Monument Dedication Week includes a series of special commemorative events and activities to mark the historic occasion, which start on Tuesday, October 4. The historic ceremony of the Woodrow Wilson Monument dedication will take place on October 5, 2011, opposite the historic main railway station in Prague. Czech President Václav Klaus, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Czech President Václav Havel, or Lord Mayor of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda are among the dignitaries committed to participating in the dedication events. For more information, please visit http://www.afocr.org/woodrow-wilson-dedication-events.html.
A memorial monument to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson will return to a location at the main Prague train station. The Prague City Council approved the restoration plan in August, 2007. American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) has been leading effort to reerect the Wilson Memorial in Prague as a followup to its related initiative of establishing the Tomas Masaryk Memorial in Washington, D.C., completed in 2002. AFoCR Director Robert Doubek, who is Project Director for the Wilson Memorial, summarized the initiative: “The Wilson Memorial in Prague, as the counterpart of the Masaryk Memorial in Washington, will complete the symbolism of the long-standing ties of friendship and joint democratic values shared by the American and Czech peoples.”
American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR) is an independent American non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Czech Republic. AFoCR fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, civic and cultural institutions. Nationwide in scope, AFoCR is the voice of the American constituency that supports close and strong relations with the Czech Republic and its people.