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Anna Fotyga, Poland's New Foreign Minister visits Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Poland swore in its new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Anna Fotyga, on May 9, 2006. She recently visited Washington on official business and met here with Polonia at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on June 18, 2006. Also in official attendance with her was Witold Waszczykowski, Undersecretary of State, and Andrzej Jaroszynski, Deputy Director of the Americas Department, United States/Canada Affairs.

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Poland and Lithuania Observe 3rd of May

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Joint Celebration At Polish Embassy. The 216th Anniversary of the Adoption of The Third of May Constitution was observed here at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on April 30, 2007. The Republic of Lithuania, which shares the pride of The Third of May Constitution, was represented by its ambassador, H.E. Audrius Bruzga. The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania created The Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania by the Lublin Union of 1569. The Commonwealth was to last for 226 years until 1795 with the Third Partition of Poland.

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Aldona Wos, Mark Brzezinski and Ian Brzezinski awarded in Polish Consulate in Washington DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. Three prominent Polish-Americans were honored with Orders of Merit of the Republic of Poland here at the Embassy of Poland on March 19, 2007 during a ceremony presided over by Ambassador Janusz Reiter. Estonia's Ambassador to the U.S. - Juri Luik - was introduced as a prominent guest. The medals were personally bestowed by the hand of Elzbieta Jakubiak, Secretary of State and Chief of the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Poland. Receiving the Orders of Merit were Aldona Wos - being awarded Commander's Cross, and Mark Brzezinski and Ian Brzezinski - both being awarded the Officer's Cross.

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Pulaski and Dombrowski Honored

BALTIMORE, Md. - A festive gathering of Polonia commemorated the 228th birthday of U.S. General Casimir Pulaski (his portrait is displayed below to the left) here on March 11, 2007 (March 4th is the actual birthday). The annual ceremony and reception, sponsored by the General Casimir Pulaski Post 209 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV), took place in the Great Hall of the Polish National Alliance (the photo of the building is showed below), Council 21. Post 209's Color Guard was in fine form and performed its various formal maneuvers admirably and with panache. The Krakowiaki Dancers provided assistance and much ethnic color to the event. Frank Lanocha, Maryland President of the Polish American Congress, delivered a very interesting and informative dissertation on Gen. Pulaski's life and times that covered historical data that usually goes unremarked upon. The memory of Gen. Pulaski was well served on this day by all of the participants and audience.

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Martial Law in Poland Remembered

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Martial Law Declared In Poland: Winter days in Poland are notoriously cold, dark and bleak. But they were to become even more so with the murky dawn of Sunday, December 13, 1981- now remembered as a particularly dreadful and infamous day: On the cusp of Christmas, while Poland was still peacefully abed, the oppressive communist regime - stealthily, like thieves in the night - imposed a very strict and draconian regimen of martial law upon all of the citizens of Poland. This was to be the Poles heavy cross-to-bear for now proactively embracing democracy while simultaneously rejecting and opposing communism a foreign totalitarian form of governance that was forced upon Poland with military might by the neighboring Soviet Union (a.k.a. Russia) in 1945, immediately in the aftermath of World War II.

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