Day 25

Lithuania Square

January 24th, 2012

A tribute to Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas, who attempted to fly nonstop from New York to Kaunas, Lithuania in 1933, but died when their plane crashed in what is now Poland. The monument, however, makes no mention of their death. An inscription in the stone simply says that they "conquered the Atlantic, New York to Kaunas". They did make it across the ocean, but not all the way to Kaunas.

One Comment

  1. tna says:

    Just another history tweaker.

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