The opening ceremony of the Patton Memorial Pilsen museum to the US Army 1945, was held on 5 May 2005, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen and South-Western Bohemia in 1945, and the end of WWII in Europe, as a permanent reminder of the liberators and unquestionable evidence of this event.
Local citizens have never forgotten about the US soldiers. Since 1990, these events have been remembered during the Festival of Liberty, attended by those who were directly involved in combat operations, the atmosphere of which can hardly be described. Pilsen once again wraps itself in the Stars and Stripes, convoys of veteran military jeeps pass through the streets and „Roll out the Barrel“ can be heard on every corner. The story of the liberation of Pilsen has become a true legend during the last 67 years. If you want to learn more about it, visit the city Pilsen and the Patton Memorial Pilsen too!
Pilsen liberation festival in may 2010.