New York. The ceremony marking the centenary of Poland's independence
The Polish Presidential Couple attended on Monday afternoon a ceremony marking the centenary of Poland's independence. The function took place at the Polish Consulate-General in New York.
See also: President: US one of Poland's most reliable friends President in New York to attend UN General Assembly session - Poland and the United States have got big and long common history – President Andrzej Duda said. – There was a long path leading us to that symbolic date of the 11th of November 1918. There were great heroes above our nations on that road: Kościuszko, Pułaski. However, there was also the unforgettable President Woodrow Wilson, whom we always have in our grateful memory, who always thanks to the diplomatic work and friendship with Ignacy Jan Paderewski included Poland in his new plan for new Europe and new world after the 1st world war – he noted.
The President also stressed the incredible role of President Ronald Reagan, whose role was fundamental in striving for freedom in the bringing down of the "iron curtain". Andrzej Duda said also about the common struggle of soldiers on fronts of the 2nd world war in the coalition of the free world.
President Duda thanked Polish diaspora for feeling the connection with Poland and for all the thing they have done over many years for Poland.
- I would like to thank all of You, who here, in the US, were straiving and preserving our polish indentity, who were setting up and running schools and organizations, who were preserving the tradition of polishness and passing it on – Andrzej Duda said.
President Andrzej Duda talked also with Edward Mosberg, a holocaust survivor. Mosberg brought for the meeting photo which had been taken during last March of the Living. SEE MORE>>
On Tuesday, President Duda will participate in the inaugural session of the 73rd UN General Assembly and in a high-level meeting devoted to the "Action for Peacekeeping" declaration, chaired by the UN Secretary General.
On Wednesday, President Duda will address a general session of the 73rd UN General Assembly and will meet with reporters. The Polish President will also attend a meeting devoted to the COP24 summit on climate change.