Liepaja-Bellevue Sister City program

  • 2008-12-15
By Ilze Tomsevics The quiet, peaceful shores give way to modern high-rises, musical venues and renewed tourism across the world. Both the beaches of Liepaja and her sister city Bellevue, in Washington State U.S.A, have grown together, and helped each other become the waterfront jewels they are today. The Sister City program began in the United States in 1956 when President Eisenhower proposed a people-to-people program.  By 1967, the program had had such rapid growth it became a non-profit corporation known as Sister Cities International.  The...
 
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