Minister Anna Maria Anders, on behalf of the Prime Minister of Poland, took part in the commemoration ceremonies of the 83rd Anniversary of the death of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, the 48th Anniversary of the death of General Władysław Anders and the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The ceremonies, which began with Holy Mass at Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, were also attended by the Deputy Speaker of the Senate Maria Koc, Minister Jan Józef Kasprzyk, the organizer of the ceremonies and the Head of the Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression, Minister Zofia Romaszewska, an advisor to the President of Poland and representatives of the Diplomatic Corps.

 

After Holy Mass the ceremonies continued at the Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square where wreaths were laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at the Marshal’s monument.

 

The ceremony at the Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino began at 2 pm.

 

In her speech Minister Anders recalled words in the morning sermon at the Cathedral: “If all Polish people work together, they can achieve the impossible, as shown by the achievements of two great sons of Poland: Marshal Józef Piłsudski and General Władysław Anders. She mentioned that a perfect example of our unity is the recent defense of the Katyn memorial in Jersey City USA, which is to be relocated, not removed, thanks to joint efforts. "Future generations will learn history through monuments. That is why they are so important not only as monuments to the past, but also as a message to the future.”

 

At the end of the ceremony wreaths and flowers were laid at the Monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino.