Today we celebrate in Poland the National Cursed Soldiers Remembrance Day. Prime Minister Beata Szydło emphasised that those soldiers were for years wiped out from the memory and cards of history.
The communist authorities did everything to ensure Poles didn’t remember and feel responsibility for the shared fate – the prime minister pointed out.
Our duty is to hand down to the next generations the truth about the invincible soldiers to whom the Homeland was the supreme value – she added.
The head of the government pointed out that the National Cursed Soldiers Remembrance Day was entered to the calendar of state holidays by the late President Lech Kaczyński.
Lech Kaczyński restored that day to the memory of Poles and memory of the world – Beata Szydło emphasised.
The persons invited to the Chancellery of the Prime Minister included: Second Lieutenant Henryk Atemborski, Colonel Leszek Mroczkowski, Major Zygmunt Boczkowski and Colonel Józef Bandzo. The prime minister informed that she had taken a decisions to award special pensions to them.
I want to show, at least in the symbolic manner, our respect to them and what should be the state’s duty. I want to appreciate the effort and sacrifice which they contributed to our freedom – Beata Szydło said.
Honour and glory to heroes! Honour to the Cursed Soldiers! – the prime minister concluded.
National Cursed Soldiers Remembrance Day
On 1 March, we celebrate in Poland the National Cursed Soldiers Remembrance Day for the sixth time. It is a public holiday whose aim is to pay tribute to the soldiers of the anti-communist underground. The National Cursed Soldiers Remembrance Day falls on the anniversary of the execution in 1951 of seven leaders of the 6th Executive Board of “Freedom and Independence” Organisations.