11 November 2015

Polish Independence Day

Here in America we celebrate Veterans Day today. In most of Europe, people are celebrating Armistice Day. In Poland ... where some of my father's grandparents came from ... they are celebrating their independence! Today is Poland's National Independence Day.

It was On This Day in 1918, after more than a century of partitions and take overs, that Poland once again claimed herself her own country. It was On This Day - according to the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity -  that Józef Piłsudski was appointed the Commander-in-Chief over the Polish Forces. Three days later he was given complete civil control over Polish territories. Piłsudski is the founder of Polish legions. He had returned from German prison on 10 November 1918.             

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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