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Opening night of the exhibition commemorating liberation of Pilsen by the U.S. Army

On January 29, 2020 the Bohemian National Hall in New York hosted the opening evening of a historical exhibition commemorating the liberation of Pilsen by the United States Army in 1945. The exhibition opening was followed by a celebratory concert of jazz music group Swinging to Freedom: Pilsner Jazz Band. The evening was co-hosted by ambassador M. Chatardová, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York.

The exhibition which will remain opened until March 1, 2020 is looking back at the journey of the U.S. soldiers from Normandy all the way to Pilsen, which is considered the easternmost city liberated by the U.S. Army. The exhibition follows the celebrations of freedom until today. The entire gala evening also served as an invitation to extensive celebrations in Pilsen to take place between May 1 and May 6 of this year. The evening was attended by representatives of Pilsen and liberator E. Ingram and grandson of General Patton G. Patton Waters.

Pilsen liberation - Ambassador Chatardova

Pilsen liberation - Ambassador Chatardova

Evening was organized by the City of Pilsen and Czech Center New York, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C., Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, Czech Tourism, Patton Memorial Pilsen, and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association.