Freedom fights. On the footsteps of Anti-soviet resistance fighters in the country of Pasvalys
The tour will take about 1–2 days, you will travel about 62 km.
The tour „Freedom fights. On the footsteps of Anti-soviet resistance fighters in the country of Pasvalys" starts in the center of Pasvalys. We visit the memorial cross for Freedom defenders. Lithuanian Freedom Defenders Memorial Cross stands in Pasvalys town center in front of Vytautas Didysis Square on the pavement of which Soviet agents „stribai" („destroyers") used to display bodies of killed resistance members – partisans. We drive down Nepriklausomybės street to Pasvalys Culture And Recreation Park. We stop at the cross for all those who fought and fight for the freedom of Lithuania. We leave Pasvalys and head to the village of Kantariškiai. Our next stop is at the cross for killed partisans. The concrete cross bears the names of partisans Jonas Alenčikas, Jonas Čirvinskas and Jonas Indrišiūnas, all three killed nearby on the 16th of February in 1946. We leave Kantariškiai village and go to Pumpėnai. We visit Pumpėnai memorial stone for partisans and post-war victims. The stone holds the names of partisans and other victims whose bodies were put on display on Pumpėnai town market during the period from February 1945 to January 1952. We stop in the village of Krikliniai and we go to the yard of the church of Krikliniai parish. That's where we'll find the oak cross with the sculpture of Sorrowful Mother Of God on it to remind about the fallen partisans of Vytis district Green detachment. We take to the Green Forest. We stop near the village of Margiai to visit a partisans' bunker and a wooden cross to commemorate the partisans. We head towards the village of Januškiai. We take a look at the monuments to the partisans from the country of Panevėžys and the farmer Jonas Bačinskas. We turn to the village of Druciškiai. We visit another partisans' bunker. This bunker was used by the partisans's leader Povilas Žilys-Klevas as one of his staff posts. We proceed further by visiting the village of Mikėnai We visit the monument for fallen partisans. The monument was unveiled in August 1994 to commemorate fallen Lithuanian freedom fighters from Mikėnai and from postwar resistance movement. We finish our tour in the town of Daujėnai. We end it up in the town center by stopping at the memorial stone commemorating fallen Lithuanian freedom fighters of the country.