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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Polish president lays flowers at Arlington cemetery and on on the grave of Jan Karski

  |   Polish president lays flowers at Arlington cemetery Polish president lays flowers at Arlington cemetery President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on the grave of Jan Karski

Polish President Andrzej Duda during his visit to the United States on Tuesday laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC.

 

The Arlington National Cemetery is a US military cemetery established during the Civil War. About 400,000 US soldiers and veterans from all wars that the US were involved in are buried there.

 

See also: "We are proud of the achievements of the Polish diaspora in the US" Safeguarding freedom, building prosperity through Poland-US Strategic Partnership The US-Polish alliance was stronger than ever before Also President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath on the grave of Jan Karski at the Mount Olivet cemetery.  Jan Karski, a Polish diplomat and Home Army (AK) soldier during the Second World War, witnessed first-hand the Nazis' treatment of the Jews in ghettos and concentration camps and attempted to alert high-level government officials in Washington and London. After the war, Karski remained in Washington, D.C., became an American citizen and taught at Georgetown University for nearly 40 years. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President Barack Obama.

(PAP/KG)

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