Memorial to Polish soldiers resited in Boston after 12 years
The Partisans Memorial, a sculpture depicting Polish WWII underground soldiers was unveiled after 12 years in Boston, the Boston Herald daily announced on Tuesday.
The monument was initially on display at the Boston Common park in 1983. Then, it was removed due to damage caused by corrosion and vandalism.
"The renovation of the memorial and siting it on the prominent location of the Atlantic waterfront, visited daily by millions of tourists from around the globe, is a huge event celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence(...)," the Deputy Head of the Polish American Congress Michael Speidel told PAP.
The statute depicts five war-weary Polish freedom fighters who heroically battled Hitler’s Nazi troops during World War II and, later, communist tyranny.
As the daily reported, the Partisans memorial was unveiled at a prominent location in Boston, at the intersection of D and Congress streets on the historic waterfront. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Polish and American members of the public, as well as City Mayor Marty Walsh and the sculpture's creator Andrzej Pityński.