Tuesday, September 1, 2009

WORLD WAR II: 70th Anniversary Commemoration

On Tuesday, September 1, 2009, people all over the world will pause to remember the 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Poland and the Outbreak of World War II. The Polish American community and various ethnic groups will mark this historic date with ceremonies and memorials.

In the Philadelphia area there will be a special ceremony on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 12 noon at the Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street in historic Philadelphia, PA, sponsored by the Polish American Cultural Center Museum in cooperation with the Polish American Congress, Eastern Pennsylvania District.

All those who resisted Hitler’s Nazi oppression, including the millions of civilians of many nations and faiths killed in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust and the millions of combatants who died in battle during the War, will be remembered during this special ceremony. Following the ceremony, you are invited to tour the exhibit of World War II photos in the Museum Exhibit Hall. Admission is free.

The Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York, Krzysztof Kasprzyk will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II with a special evening for invited guests at the De Lamar Mansion - the residence of the Consulate in New York City.