Join the NCSML President and CEO Dr. Cecilia Rokusek, Czech Heritage Foundation President Jim Gruntorad, Slovak Ambassador to the U.S. Radovan Javorcik, and Director of the Czech Center in New York Miroslav Konvalina and Deputy Director Jan Zahour at the Czech National Cemetery at 10 a.m. to dedicate the planting of new Linden trees, donated by Trees Forever.
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.
Everyone is welcome to attend this tree planting ceremony which will be held near the Jan Hus memorial (enter from C St. S.W.). Following the planting, all are invited to the NCSML where there will be free coffee and kolaches. Miroslav Konvalina will speak and provide an overview of the Czech Center in New York – the gateway for Czech Culture to America.