104th anniversary of Poland's independence rebirth

To commemorate the National Independence Day, ceremonies were held in the Opole Voivodship, as in other parts of the country. We took part in them.

The celebrations in Opole were inaugurated by Governor Slawomir Kłosowski. The traditional meeting with the inhabitants of Opole in front of the Monument to the Fighters for the Polishness of Opole Silesia was preceded at 10:30 a.m. by a Holy Mass in the cathedral church. Our Museum was represented at the ceremony by the Deputy Director, Dr. Renata Kobylarz-Buła.

As each year, on 11 November, the Old POW Cemetery, which hides the ashes of seven thousand soldiers of the Entente States, was visited at noon by the Honorary Consul of Serbia, Ranko Tomović. He was accompanied by Dr. Violetta Rezler-Wasielewska, Director of the Museum. The two commemorated the World War I's prisoners-of-war at the Serbian Prisoners-of-War Monument from 1917.

Events relating to the National Independence Day, in which the Museum was involved, also took place the day before. On 10 November. Dr. Anna Wickiewicz (Department of Education and Exhibitions) held a class entitled. "Little Pole. Great Patriot" at Primary School No. 1 in Niemodlin. The Museum and the Site of National Remembrance in Łambinowice was visited, meanwhile, by students from the Electrical School Complex in Opole - as part of an independence cycling rally - and children from the Public Kindergarten in Łambinowice, who sang the national anthem at 11.11 a.m. - their rendition of Poland Is Not Yet Lost can be heard on our Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who celebrated  the National Independence Day with us!

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