Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the celebration of the Polish Army Day

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki participated in the official celebration of the Polish Army Day, which marks the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw, in the year of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland.


Żołnierze Marynarki Wojennej maszerują podczas defilady na tle trybuny honorowej na której znajduje się m.in. Premier Mateusz Morawiecki. 1 of 6
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During the state ceremony, the Prime Minister laid flowers at the monument of Marshal Józef Piłsudski and then went to the Great Independence Parade in Warsaw. It was attended by over 1,000 soldiers and 900 reenactors, while almost 200 military vehicles drove along the streets. The Great Independence Parade was co-created by the Representative Company of the Polish Army and representative units of: the Polish Land Forces, the Polish Navy, the Polish Air Forces, the Polish Special Forces, the Polish Territorial Defence Forces and the Military Gendarmerie. It was also attended by American, British, Romanian and Croatian soldiers from the NATO Battalion Battle Group stationed in Orzysz.

The state ceremonies were also attended by, among others, President of Poland Andrzej Duda, Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak and representatives of the Sejm and the Senate of the Republic of Poland.

This year, the Independence Parade went along a new route, along the boulevards on the western bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw.

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The Polish Army Day honours the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland and is celebrated on 15 August in memory of the victorious Battle of Warsaw in 1920 during the Polish-Soviet war. It was introduced by the Act of the Sejm of 30 July 1992.


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