Marshal Józef Piłsudski used to say that who does not respect their past, is not worth the respect of the present and the right to the future. These are strong words, but I think that all Poles have to realise that they are true, and show what a great value our history is said the Prime Minister. He emphasized that Poland,
like no other nation in the world, has nothing to be ashamed of, as it has done so much good for Europe and for the whole world, and at the same time so little harm, which happened.
In his speech the Head of Government drew attention to the dedication of Poles during World War II and to the phenomenon of the Polish Underground State.
Poles shed so much blood on all fronts in World War II, creating the largest underground state in the history of the world, fighting for freedom, dignity and humanity he said. He added that
it was a battle for the soul of the West, to which we contributed through great sacrifice and our blood.
The Prime Minister reminded that after World War II, when our country was
at the margin of the world, we could not tell the truth of the history. The Head of Government pointed out that
the true history has to be told in our language. As he said,
we have to make use of our great, magnificent history also to advocate our stances – we owe this to our ancestors, who fought for this freedom under dramatic circumstances.