The organizers of the 15th Katyn March of Shadows are the Institute of National Remembrance and the Historical Group "Zgrupowanie Radosław".
The memory of the Soviet crime in Katyn must remain vivid. The soldiers of the Polish Army, officers of the State Police and Border Protection Corps, who were killed with a shot to the back of the head 83 years ago, cannot be forgotten.
For the last fifteen years, we have been doing our best to make sure that this matter, so important to our identity, is commemorated.
We walk with the reenactors along the streets of Warsaw, like the shadows of our brothers murdered over 80 years ago, says Jarosław Wróblewski, the coordinator of the Katyn March of Shadows.
The March was preceded by a Holy Mass at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army. About 150 reenactors from various parts of Poland dressed in Polish Army, Border Protection Corps and State Police uniforms have taken part in this year's March. The March passed silently through Warsaw’s Royal Route and the Old Town. The event ended at the Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East, in Warsaw’s Muranowska Street. Fragments of correspondence sent by prisoners of war from camps to their families and relatives, and a list of names of the murdered officers and clergy were read out. The march ended with a joint prayer at the Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East.