• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • 9 November 2017

    On November 8, at the Residence of Ambassador Piotr Wilczek, a celebration was held marking the 99th anniversary of Poland regaining her independence. The guest of honor was Senator Anna Anders, Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for international dialogue.

    Welcoming guests, Ambassador Wilczek noted that this celebration coincides with the one year anniversary of assuming his ambassadorship in Washington, DC.


    “This time of year also holds great personal significance for me, as it was exactly one year ago this week that I arrived in Washington, DC to assume my duties as Ambassador. And what an incredible, intense, and rewarding year it has been for US-Poland relations. Across different fields, the ties that bind our two countries have grown even stronger and continue to flourish. Politically, militarily, and economically, our two countries continue to grow closer and more interconnected” emphasized Ambassador Wilczek.


    Minister Anna Maria Anders in her remarks stated that independence means freedom, and freedom cannot be taken for granted. She also called on American Polonia to undertake unified efforts to build a positive image of Poland in the United States.


    Senator Anders was also part of the Host Committee and honorary participant in the Victims of Communism conference organized in Washington, DC by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.


    The conference, organized on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, included many guests from all over the world, including politicians, historians, and academics. Among the speakers of the three day conference, Nov. 7-9, are historian Niall Ferguson, Vaclav Klaus, representatives of Congress and many other experts on the history of Communism.


    Senator Anna Maria Anders was the guest of honor on the conference’s first day. In her remarks she emphasized how destructive the system of communism was in Poland and its effects on Polish society. She also noted how important it is to educate younger generations about systems of totalitarianism and their consequences.


    Independence Day Celebrations at the Residence of Ambassador Piotr Wilczek were attended by representatives of the US Administration, Congress, Washington based think tanks and members of Polonia. The event was possible thanks to the generous support of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG) and the Polish-Slavic Federal Credit Union.


    Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC


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