Let us not forget Jitka Vesel who was murdered on April 13, 2011. We will remember her on her birthday on August 15 every year also.
PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF JITKA VESEL:
Jitka Vesel is the former curator of the Czechoslovak Heritage Museum and has been serving in the volunteer position of Secretary of its Board of Trustees. Jitka is of Czech and Slovak descent, having been born in the Czech Republic, where she lived until the age of nine. She immigrated to the United States with her mother (who has since passed away) and her two brothers.
Jitka's vibrant life and energy were tragically ended on April 13th, following her attendance at a meeting of the Museum Board, working with other Board members for a special museum event honoring former Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, the only Czech-born American of a US city.
Jitka was a warm and helpful young woman, passionate about her Czech and Slovak heritage. She believed that the Czechoslovak Heritage Museum should be preserved for future generations because it is an integral part of the heritage of the Slovak, Moravian, and Czech people. Her dedication of time, efforts, and energy toward its success will be sorely missed, and those who knew her will not forget her legacy and her life.