Join NCSML President and CEO Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, Czech Heritage Foundation President Jim Gruntorad, Slovak Ambassador to the U.S. Radovan Javorcik, Director of the Czech Center in New York Miroslav Konvalina, Deputy Director Jan Zahour, and Czech Honorary Consul from Georgia and NCSML Board of Trustees member, Monika Vintrlikova, at the Czech National Cemetery at 10 a.m. to dedicate the planting of new Linden trees, donated by Trees Forever. Everyone is welcome to attend this tree planting ceremony which will be held near the Jan Hus memorial (enter through Bowling St. S.W. entrance).
Many cultures consider the Linden tree, with its heart-shaped leaf, a sacred symbol representing peace, love, prosperity, friendship, and good luck. The Linden Tree of King Matej in Slovakia is considered one of the oldest living trees in the country with an age of over 700 years.
Following the planting, all are invited to NCSML where we will celebrate the opening of Moravian Glory: Preserving Our Brilliance. Monika Vintrlikova, founder of Moravian Glory Foundation, will be present to open our newest exhibit with a ribbon cutting and free coffee and kolaches.
Director of the Czech Center in New York, Miroslav Konvalina, will also provide an overview of the Czech Center in New York – the gateway for Czech Culture to America.