The leaders and participants of the 1863-1864 uprising to be buried in the chapel of Rasų cemetery

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2018 05 15

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On Monday, the Government Commission decided on the most suitable place for burying the remains of the leaders and participants of the 1863-1864 uprising, which was the chapel of Rasų cemetery in Vilnius.

“The decision has been taken in the light of all historical, cultural and financial circumstances. The chapel of Rasų Cemetery is seen as the best place. Many honourable people have been buried in this cemetery, which has by now become a kind of pantheon. The Church has no objections either as regards the choice of the place. I do not think that there will be any objections on the side of our partners Poles or other people”, says the Chairman of the Commission for the Burial and Commemoration of the Leaders and Participants of the 1863-1864 Uprising, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

It was decided that the chapel of Rasų cemetery would be the best place for the commemoration. The works, according to the estimate, will require EUR 240 thousand. The funding is expected from the EU Structural Funds.

The work schedule is to be completed in the near future. The reburial has been planned for summer 2019.
The alternative proposal was the chapel of the Church of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles.

The Commission also discussed the issue of the identification of the remains of the participants of the uprising and the memorial plaque in the Lukiškių square in Vilnius.

The remains of the participants of the uprising were found on the Gediminas hill during archaeological excavations last year. The current identification counts 17 remains.

The work schedule is to be completed in the near future. The reburial has been planned for summer 2019.
The alternative proposal was the chapel of the Church of St. Philip and St. James the Apostles.

The Commission also discussed the issue of the identification of the remains of the participants of the uprising and the memorial plaque in the Lukiškių square in Vilnius.