As every year, the main celebrations took place at 5.00 p.m., at the so-called
W hour, when the insurgent uprising in Warsaw began 74 years ago. The head of the government took a minute of silence to the memory of the Insurgents in front of the Gloria Victis monument and laid flowers at the grave of General Antoni Chruściel -
Monter at the Powązki Military Cemetery.
In the morning, the head of the government laid bundles at the Warsaw Rising Museum under the bell of general brigadier Antoni Chruściel –
Monter, commander of the Uprising and the memorial plaque dedicated to the late President of the Republic of Poland, Lech Kaczyński.
The Uprising started on 1 August 1944 and lasted for 63 days. The fights lasted until the night of 2 on October 3, 1944, when an act of capitulation of the Warsaw Uprising was signed in the headquarters of the SS in Ożarów Mazowiecki. Almost 200,000 people, soldiers and civilians, lost their lives in the military operations in Warsaw.