National stadium converted into giant battlefield to celebrate a victory that saved Poland’s independence 100 years ago.
Polish President Andrzej Duda laid a wreath at a memorial to inter-war Polish strongman Marshal Józef Piłsudski on Saturday to mark both Armed Forces Day and the centenary of the 1920 Battle of Warsaw.
Upon becoming re-elected as Polish president, Andrzej Duda officially assumed the leadership of the orders of the White Eagle and of Polonia Restituta in a ceremony held at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on Thursday.
,Sirens sounded throughout Warsaw at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, the exact time of the August 1, 1944, outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising against the city's Nazi German invaders, to mark the revolt's 76th anniversary.
The Speaker of Sejm, lower house, Elżbieta Witek, together with the Presidium of the Sejm, on Saturday laid a wreath at the Monument to the Polish Underground State and Home Army in front of the Sejm building.
Incumbent President Andrzej Duda will be sworn-in for a second term in office on August 6 in front of the National Assembly.
Poland will hold its presidential election on June 28, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elżbieta Witek announced on Wednesday, adding that she had received no objections concerning the proposed election calendar from the State Electoral Commission (PKW).
Poland's presidential election must take place by August 6, the end of incumbent President Andrzej Duda's term, Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek said on Tuesday.
May 18 marks the 76th anniversary of the 1944 Battle of Monte Cassino in which Polish forces, under the command of General Władyslaw Anders, played a key role.
President Andrzej Duda, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher and Sejm (lower house) Speaker Elzbieta Witek paid tribute to the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II on the centenary of his birth on Monday.