“They defended humanity, defended not only their chances of survival, not only their honour. They fought not only for the future of the nation. They fought for fundamental principles, values such as love of the homeland, fidelity, honour and truth,” said the Prime Minister. That is why “today the Warsaw Uprising insurgents are at the top of the pantheon of all our heroes,” he added.
He emphasised that it had been a fight not only for the future of Poland, but also for the future of the world. “The Warsaw Uprising insurgents fought for a better Poland, for its existence, but they also fought for a better world. Therefore, the world ought to remember that great uprising that took place in the summer of 1944,” said Mateusz Morawiecki.
“We remember, and we build our future and based on those deeds. This is their victory,” concluded the Prime Minister.
As every year, at ‘W’ Hour the Prime Minister paid tribute to the insurgents at the Gloria Victis Monument at the Powązki Military Cemetery. He also laid flowers at the tomb of General Antoni Chruściel ‘Monter’ and lit a candle at the quarters in the ‘Łączka’ section of the cemetery. Then he attended the concert ‘Varsovians Sing the (Un)Forbidden Songs’ at the Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square.
The Warsaw Uprising started on 1 August 1944 and lasted for 63 days. Nearly 200,000 people – soldiers and civilians, lost their lives in the fights in Warsaw.