Monday, July 30, 2012

Valio! Valio! Meilutyte wins gold in 100M breast stroke!

Read all about it in The Guardian! I'm definitely going to watch the medal ceremony on TV this evening, in fact I wish there were some Lithuanians in my neighborhood so that we could gather in our local tavern.  When the anthem is played I certainly will sing along.  I am not high tech enough to give you the  bouncing ball, but here are the lyrics:

Lietuva, Tėvyne mūsų,
Tu didvyrių žeme,
Iš praeities Tavo sūnūs
Te stiprybę semia.

Tegul Tavo vaikai eina
Vien takais dorybės,
Tegul dirba Tavo naudai
Ir žmonių gėrybei.

Tegu saulė Lietuvoj
Tamsumas prašalina,
Ir šviesa, ir tiesa
Mūs žingsnius telydi.

Tegul meilė Lietuvos
Dega mūsų širdyse,
Vardan tos, Lietuvos
Vienybė težydi!

English Translation:

Lithuania, my homeland, land of heroes!
Let your sons draw strength from the past.
Let your chidren follow only the path of virtue,
working for the good of their native land and for all mankind.

Let the sun banish all darkness from Lithuania,
with light and truth always guiding our steps.
Let the love of Lithuania burn in our hearts
And for the sake of our country, let unity blossom.

Thank you, Ruta and Ausros Vartu Marija for this wonderful achievement!

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