11/11/11- Polish Independence Day

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    National Independence Day is the most important Polish national holiday. On November 11, 1918, after 123 years of captivity, Poland regained its independence.

    After years of partitions done by Austria, Prussia and Russia between 1772 and 1795, national uprisings (November Uprising of 1830 and January Uprising of 1863), struggles and efforts in various fields, Poles, owing to their steadfastness, patriotism and heroism, managed to regain their freedom. Józef Piłsudski, “First Marshal of Poland”, played an enormous role in Poland’s recovery of sovereignty.

    The date of 11 November was announced a national holiday in 1937. Since 1939 to 1989, celebration of the holiday was forbidden. After the collapse of communist government, the holiday gained particular significance and it is now a red letter day.

    Major celebrations, attended by Polish State authorities, are held in Warsaw at Piłsudski Square. Sharply at noon, a ceremonious change of guards takes place before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Patriotic gatherings and parades are held all over Poland. Churches celebrate masses with the intentions of the Homeland. Since 1989 every year several thousands of volunteers have taken part in the Race of Independence to commemorate the day.

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    Have a good day today Dominic, and congratulations on Poland's freedom.
     
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    Many congratulations to you and your country Dominic, it is also fitting that today is the day that much of the world remembers all who have fallen during past and present military conflicts. :salute:
     
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    #4 Wurger, Nov 11, 2011
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    The order issued on the 1st December 1918 set the White-Red checker as the Polish national marking. The sign was Stanisław Stec's idea and applied on his Fokker initially.

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    Most of equipment of the reborn PAF was the remains of German, Russian and Austria-Hungary planes. A great number of these was captured by Poles in Winiary hangar near Poznań

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    Happy Independence Day! :salute:
     
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    I hope its a great day for the Polish Independence day celebrations for your and your countrymen.
    Derek
     
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    icon_salute_proper.gif have a great day all my Polish friends
     
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    Happy Independence Day to my Polish friends. :salute:
     
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    Happy Birthday Poland! :wave:
     
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    You are welcome in the UK. Our countries are friends.
    Enjoy your day
    Cheers
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    Chciałbym życzyć wszystkim moim polskim przyjaciołom "Happy Dzień Niepodległości"

    I would like to wish all my Polish friends a "Happy Independence Day".

    Charles
     
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    Hope all our Polish forum members have a good day!
     
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