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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 10 May 2019

    At the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, on May 8, an event titled “Solidarity – Roads to Freedom” took place.

    This event was a celebration of the May 3 Constitution Day of Poland. During the opening ceremony, the national anthems of Poland and the United States were performed by the opera singer Tomasz Konieczny (MET Opera). In his welcome speech, in the context of the 228th Anniversary of the Constitution of May 3, the Consul General Maciej Golubiewski emphasized the importance of Solidarity, without which Poland would not be free.

     

    The main point of the program was the granting of state decorations - the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity - to three activists of the Solidarity opposition: Witold Domitrz, Zbigniew Andrzej Lipiński, and Adam Urbańczyk.

     

    Arkadiusz Kazański from the Institute of National Remembrance (Gdańsk branch) spoke about Martial Law in Poland,  introducing the film Chodźcie z nami (Come with us) directed by Ewa Żmigrodzka and Krzysztof Zwoliński. During the event, guests were able to view an exhibit prepared by Edward Janus, who was an organizer of the May 1982 counter protest in Gdańsk. Mr. Janus personally appeared at the ceremony at the Consulate.

     

    The celebration was also an excellent opportunity to award the Outstanding Pole prizes by the Teraz Polska Foundation. The prizes went to: Dagmara Domińczyk (Culture category), Andrzej Targowski (Science category), Małgorzata Majcherczyk (Business category), Eugenia Anisko (Personality category), and Wojciech Szuliński (Young Pole category).

     

    The event had great attendance - over 200 guests.

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