Freedom celebrations in Plzen

Freedom celebrations continue in the West Bohemian town of Plzen, marking the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the city by General Patton’s Army. Thousands of people on Saturday welcomed the Convoy of Liberty, with its 220 historic military vehicles, which is traditionally one of the highlights of the celebrations. Seven US and Belgian war veterans who helped liberate the city are attending the celebrations this year.

The Liberation Festival in the city traditionally lasts for several days and includes street happenings, concerts and the chance to see a reconstructed US military camp from that period. The celebrations continue on Sunday at the town’s memorial to the US army with an event called Thank You, America!