Written by Richard Poremski Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:24
WASHINGTON, D.C. // It's a very old Polish tradition to sing "Sto Lat" - ‘May You Live 100 Years' to someone at birthday parties, on name days, and at other special occasions. But due to the short life spans in the old days almost no one ever achieved the unattainable century mark. Even today with all the vast modern medical and scientific improvements it's still something of a rarity for a person to achieve centenarian status by living 36,500 days. But the ever remarkable Walter Zachariasiewicz did just that recently on November 7, 2011.
100th Birthday Party Held at Polish Embassy. Walter Zachariasiewicz is shown above addressing his well-wishers after extinguishing the numerals 1-0-0 on his birthday cake, and being serenaded with a robust singing of Sto Lat. At center is Ambassador Robert Kupiecki, his wife Malgorzata and daughter Magdalena.