March 9th, 2010 at 1:12 PM - Saulius Says:
"The church is a religious ethnic monument belonging to all people and can not be sold for profit to anyone. Lithuanians have two monuments in NYC consisting of Darius and Girenas monument in Brooklyn and the Statue of Jagiello donated by Polish Government in Exile. Our Lady of Vilnius Church will be the third monument preserved by the loyal parishioners and friends. "
Among our defenders from far afield is Saulius from Detroit, by far the most vigorous. He has charged into every internet forum in both English and Lithuanian to declaim our cause. He posted the above as a comment on "The Villager" website in response to their coverage of the candlelight vigil held in front of the church on the third anniversary of its closure on February 26, 2007. I have put it here so more people can see it and so that it can be a springboard for discussion about our future efforts to save the church.
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