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National Independence Day. We remember!

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Publication date: 10.11.2023

The 11th of November is a special day for every Pole. It is a public holiday commemorating the regaining of Poland’s independence in 1918 after 123 years of partition. Following the partition of Poland in 1795, the country ceased to exist on the maps of Europe. On November 11, 1918, as a result of a confluence of events culminating in the armistice at Compiègne, the final defeat of Germany was announced. On the other hand, the day before, Józef Piłsudski arrived in Warsaw. The two days – November 10 and 11, 1918 – were the breakthrough as a result of which the Polish nation regained its independence.

This beautiful history was co-created by our grandparents and great-grandparents; without their sacrifice, Poland would not be independent today.

Polonia Warsaw Club remembers and appreciates the people who created the pages of independence history. “To remember those without whose sacrifice and struggle, whether in 1918 or 1944, there would be no independent Poland today,” – said Polonia Warszawa Board Member Bartłomiej Dryl.

Today, together with Mr. Łucjan Sokołowski, President of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers Warsaw District, we symbolically lit candles at the plaque commemorating the soldiers of the Home Army “Radosław” Grouping of the “Pięść” Battalion who were killed on August 22, 1944, in the attack on Dworzec Gdański Station. „Despite a busy calendar both today and tomorrow (note Saturday, 11th November 2023), I can’t imagine that I could be missing here,” says AK Warsaw District President Łucjan Sokołowski. „The history of Warsaw is the history of Polonia Warsaw. The history of Polonia Warsaw is an inseparable part of the armed activities of the Home Army. The long road to freedom started even before 1918, continuing later through the following decades, the period of World War II, the Warsaw Uprising, until today because freedom is not given to us once and for all. The next generations must remember this,” added Chairman Sokołowski.

During today’s symbolic meeting, Polonia Warsaw Club invited the President and representatives of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers Warsaw District of the “Radosław” Grouping of the “Pięść” Battalion to the next league match, which will be held at Konwiktorska 6. On December 1 at 18:00, the opponent will be Stal Rzeszów. More information about the match can be found on the KS Polonia and “Black Shirt” Sports Bar websites.