Prime Minister Beata Szydło commemorated Marshal Józef Piłsudski

The ceremony of laying a wreath from the nation at the monument of Marshal Józef Piłsudski was the second event of the Independence Day ceremonies attended by Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Today is the 98th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Beata Szydło laid flowers at the monument of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, located near the Belweder, thus commemorating the Marshal as one of figures with the greatest merits during the fight for Poland’s freedom and independence.

98th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence

The National Independence Day commemorates Poland’s regaining independence after 123 years of partitions. On 11 November 1918, German troops withdrew from Poland and the Regency Council of the Kingdom of Poland handed over the military power to Józef Piłsudski. On the following day, he became the Chief Commander of the Polish Army and was entrusted with the mission to create the National Government.

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