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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • EMBASSY NEWS & EVENTS

  • 7 August 2017

    Ambassador Piotr Wilczek took part in commemorations on August 6th at the Polish Armed Forces memorial on the grounds of the National Shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Minister Anna Maria Anders was the guest of honor.

    Ambassador Wilczek delivered remarks during the event in which he recalled the important role that the National Shrine to Our Lady of Czestochowa played during the 1950s and 1960s as well as the role of the Pauline Fathers in upholding Polish customs and traditions. The Ambassador also noted that this year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Polish Blue Army in France, which was made up predominantly of Polish volunteers from America. The heroic actions of the Blue Army contributed to Poland regaining her independence one year later. The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to the Polish Army Veterans Association of America for their work in commemorating Polish Veterans in the USA and strengthening ties between Poland and the United States.

     

    During the course of the commemorations Ambassador Wilczek met with veterans of the Second World War, including Antoni Chrościelewski, who took part in the Battle of Monte Cassino and serves as the Commander of the Second District of the Polish Army Veterans Association of America.

     

    The commemorations were also attended by Minister Anna Maria Anders, Plenipotentiary for International Dialogue, as well as Brigadier General Cezary Wiśniewski, Polish Defense Attaché in Washington, DC and Maciej Golubiewski, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York.

     

    Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC

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