Independence Day: Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz at the celebrations at Marshal Piłsudski Square

On the 97th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland, the head of the government laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

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During the Warsaw celebrations at Józef Piłsudski Square the official changing of the guard and a parade took place attended by, among others, Polish Army, Police, Border Guard, Fire Service, Prison Service, colour parties, scout units as well as over 400 reenactors in uniforms of historical army units.

97th anniversary of regaining independence

Celebrated on 11 November, the National Independence Day celebrates regaining independence by Poland after 123 years of the partitions. On 11 November 1918, The Regency Council of the Kingdom of Poland handed over military power to Józef Piłsudski, who a day earlier became the Supreme Commander of the Polish Army, and was entrusted with the mission to form the National Government.

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