On October 22, General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania (MAL) held an oath ceremony of the first-year cadets. Some of them, i.e. 39, had already taken their oath for service in the Lithuanian Armed Forces, therefore, a total of 60 youth swore an oath to Lithuania.
Commandant Colonel Kačergius congratulated the cadets and thanked their parents and relatives for raising the generation by saying: “We are happy together with you. It is a special day for us all. Today your children have sworn to loyally serve Lithuania. Our future officers are determined to defend Lithuania, its freedom and independence, complete their studies and acquire higher education at the Military Academy of Lithuania.”
This year, the MAL accepted 99 males and females, including 35 junior riflemen, who have successfully completed the Basic Cadet Course at the Lithuanian Grand Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment. All of them intend to achieve their aim to become officers. Following the tradition, the best cadet Mantas Kairys had an honour to kiss the MAL flag on behalf of all the cadets during the oath ceremony.
Afterwards, the cadets’ relatives were invited to the Academy Club to meet the MAL authorities and learn more about the studies.
Photo credit: Eimantas Genys