2018 is a jubilee year marking the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its Independence. On November 11, 1918, the dream of generations of Poles came true: the Polish state was reborn. After the partitions and 123 years of serfdom, Russification and Germanisation, after great uprisings, free Poland was reinstated on the map of the world. #PACCNE had the honor to help celebrate the occasion at a beautiful gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC sponsored by Polish Slavic Federal Credit Union and hosted by no one other then Rita Cosby. The evening was filled with traditional Polish Polonaise dance, singing of the the national anthems by the Szafranska Sisters, and speeches by honorary guests which included: David Petraeus who is a retired United States Army general and public official. He served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from September 6, 2011, until his resignation on November 9, 2012. Prior to his assuming the directorship of the CIA, Petraeus served 37 years in the United States Army ; Corey R. Lewandowski who is an American political operative, lobbyist and political commentator. He was a political commentator for One America News Network, Fox News and CNN, as well as a campaign manager of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for President of the United States from January 2015 to June 2016 ; Adam Kwiatkowski who Secretary of State in Polish President Duda’s cabinet ; Mercedes Schlapp who is an American lobbyist, and columnist. Since September 2017, she has served as White House Director of Strategic Communications ; many other honory guests included Maciej Golubiewski Polish Konsul in New York, Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Honory Konsul, Darek Barcikowski Honory Konsul CT, Piotr Wilczek Ambassador of Poland to USA and many others. The room was filled with excitement, music, and traditions.
To Read About the Event in Polish…. please visit http://radiorampa.com/uroczysta-gala-polonii-w-waszyngtonie-z-okazji-100-rocznicy-niepodleglosci-polski/