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Polish Community will commemorate Enduring Soldiers in the US – 18 September

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa near Doylestown (Pennsylvania) will receive a monument to the Enduring Soldiers. On 18 September the celebration of its unveiling by President of Poland Andrzej Duda will be attended by representatives of the Institute of National Remembrance.

The monument by Bożena and Andrzej Praszczyk presents three legendary figures: "Inka", Witold Pilecki and the Colonel "Łupaszka" brutally murdered by the Communists.

On Saturday, 17 September a historical forum with the participation of Prof. Marek Chodakiewicz of the Institute of World Politics, Deputy President of the IPN Dr. Mateusz Szpytma, Dr. Karol Nawrocki - head of the Office of the National Education Office of the IPN Branch in Gdansk - a representative of President of the IPN in matters related to the funeral of "Inka" and "Zagończyk", and Magdalena Merta from the Veterans’ Office Office.

Polish guests will also take part in the Sunday Mass in the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Distinguished representatives of the Polish community will receive medals from the hands of the Polish President, and the head of state will lay flowers at the bust of Gen. Anders, the Katyn Monument and the obelisk commemorating the Smolensk tragedy.

A concert “The Underground Army is back” featuring Leszek Czajkowski and Paweł Piekarczyk is also planned.

The ceremony is organized by Pauline Fathers of the spiritual capital of the Polish community, the Smolensk Disaster and Katyn Genocide Commemoration Committee, which includes the portal Pamięć.us, Club of “Gazeta Polska” in Philadelphia and Chicago, Circle of the “Radio Maryja” Family, and Polish American Congress Branches in New Jersey and Southern New Jersey.

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