Ceremony of the 1st Armoured Division in Warsaw

On the 7th of October 2017, as every year, took place a ceremony commemorating the 1st Armoured Division and their commander, general Stanisław Maczek. In the Holy Mass in the Archcathedral of the Polish Army and on Plac Inwalidów participated about 250 people, including minister Jan Kasprzyk, p.o. Chief of Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, representatives of embassies of France, Belgium and the Netherlands, delegation of the Association of the 1st Polish Armoured Division in Belgium: president Dirk Verbeke and his wife Mia, as well as treasurer of the management board Jan Cornelissens. Present were officers of the Polish Army, teachers and pupils of schools dedicated to general Maczek and 1st Armoured Division, representatives of organizations, conducting activity commemorating merits of the 1st Division, families of combatants, and a few soldiers of the 1st Division, today 90-year-old seniors, and members of the Capital Association of the 1st Armoured Division. Continue reading “Ceremony of the 1st Armoured Division in Warsaw”

Through joint action we will build the legend of gen. Maczek and his 1st Armoured Division!

The Polish nation and the Polish country need a legend of a new hero, morally intact, devoted to God and Country, faithful to his sworn oaths and ready to sacrifice his life for the right cause, especially on the altar of protecting the independence of Poland.

Above all, however, we Poles, after centuries of enslavement, tens of years of immense suffering and abasement, after years of constant failures and lost wars, we long to break free from the embrace of martyrological fetters, break through the level of graves constantly turned upside down, and break with the tradition of constant remembering and cultivating the position of a weak victim harmed by everyone. Continue reading “Through joint action we will build the legend of gen. Maczek and his 1st Armoured Division!”

Celebrations commemorating Polish soldiers of the 1st Armoured Division

On the 24th of September 2017 in Lommel (Belgium) took place yearly celebrations with the participation of the representative of Belgian King, Ambassador of Poland in Belgium and Mayor of Lommel. The event commemorated 257 Polish soldiers who died in battle liberating Lommel and nearby towns. Continue reading “Celebrations commemorating Polish soldiers of the 1st Armoured Division”