Warsaw Uprising soldiers are Western civilization heroes - White House
In an article titled 'Heroes of Western Civilization: 76 Years After the Warsaw Uprising' published on the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising on Saturday, the White House recalled President Donald Trump's speech delivered in Warsaw in July 2017.
"A little over three years ago, President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his presidency at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland. Standing before a monument to the Warsaw Uprising, he called for defending Western civilization against all enemies who seek to destroy it," the White House wrote.
In that speech, President Trump honoured the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising, who rose up and took arms against their Nazi oppressors 76 years ago on August 1, 1944. In vivid detail, the President recounted the story of the defenders of Jerusalem Avenue and their struggle to hold that vital strip of land in defence of Polish freedom, the White House said.
The heroes of the Warsaw Uprising remind us, President Trump said, "that the West was saved with the blood of patriots; that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense; and that every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization is worth defending with your life."
The President also paid homage to Pope John Paul II, a lifelong champion for religious freedom. The Pope's nine-day pilgrimage to Poland in June 1979 changed the course of history and helped set in motion a chain of events that led to the downfall of communism in Europe.
"And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope — that day, every Communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down," President Trump said.