Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: Our flag is the past, present and future

On the Flag Day, the Prime Minister met with scouts, combatants and anti-communist opposition activists. He also took part in a state flag hoisting ceremony in the Voivodship Office in Szczecin. Soldiers of the 12th Mechanised Division of Szczecin took part in the ceremony.

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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

Polishness set by the white-and-red flag is a choice and a state of mind, said the Prime Minister. He highlighted that Poland is built not only by similarities, but also by differences. The most important thing for us is to have Poland in our hearts in spite of all differences, as Poland is our future, he pointed out.

As he added, Polishness means solidarity and freedom. This is the way we are following, carried on the Prime Minister, addressing the veterans and combatants. He expressed his hope that this way will be followed also by future generations.

Polish National Flag Day, celebrated on 2 May, was established in 2004. Historically, Polish national colours originate from colours of the coats of arms of the Kingdom of Poland and of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Symbolically, the white colour in the flag comes from the white eagle which is Poland’s emblem, and from Pogoń – the knight galloping on the horseback – the emblem of Lithuania. Both emblems are on red backgrounds of escutcheons.

The Prime Minister also highlighted that displaying the flag on its day is a very important symbol – it shows attachment and respect for Poland which we do not only have in our hearts, but also want to share it, thus building the Community of the Republic of Poland.

For the Flag Day and 3 May Constitution Day, the building of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister will be illuminated with the national colours. The white-and-red illumination will be displayed on 2 and 3 May between 8:00 pm and 4:30 am.

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