Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: This Uprising built the Rzeczpospolita

The Prime Minister took part in the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising. The Prime Minister laid a bunch of flowers on the grave of general Stanisław Taczak and participated in the ceremony of unveiling of a memorial Gratitude Plaque at the time of the 100th anniversary of Poland’s regaining independence and on the day of the 100th anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

The Wielkopolska Uprising is one of the four successful Polish uprisings. The uprising broke out on 27 December 1918. Until 15 January 1919, the Polish troops managed to liberate almost the whole Wielkopolska region. As a result of the Wielkopolska Uprising almost 2 500 persons died and 6 000 were injured.

In his speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the meaning of the uprising for Poland’s past and future.

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki thanked the people of Wielkopolska for the fact that they won Poland for us. I pay tribute to all the insurgents and heirs of this idea said the Prime Minister.

This nationwide dimension is extremely important, because without this uprising there would be no victory in 1920. This seed of independence and fight for the modern Rzeczpospolita, planted at that time, produced a remarkable harvest which was the second Rzeczpospolita said the Head of Government. He added as the heirs of that event, today we can build a strong Rzeczpospolita that would not exist without the effort of our ancestors.

The Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also gave medals commemorating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence to the meritorious persons from the region and participated in the presentation of the special stamp and postcard issued by the Polish Post for the 100th anniversary of the Wielkopolska Uprising.

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