Warsaw commemorates Polish victims of September 11 terrorist attacks

On Friday, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the USA, in front of the monument to Polish victims in Warsaw's Skaryszewski Park, a ceremonial laying of wreaths and flowers took place.

On behalf of US Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu laid a wreath in front of the monument. On behalf of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, Anna Pachla, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Office, laid a wreath.

A wreath was also laid in front of the monument by Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Capital City Of Warsaw Sławomir Potapowicz and councillors Dorota Lutomirska and Paweł Lech. The ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Polish State Fire Service.

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people died in the most tragic terrorist attacks in US history in New York, Washington, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes in the US, two of which hit the World Trade Center buildings in New York, the third one hit the Pentagon in Washington. The fourth, which was due to hit the Washington Capitol, crashed in Pennsylvania after the action of passengers who tackled the hijackers.

The Warsaw memorial to the Polish victims of the September 11 attacks was unveiled on the first anniversary of the attack in Skaryszewski Park. The monument is located on the main avenue of the park.