The head of the ruling party spoke at Marshal Józef Piłsudski Square.
Kaczyński: Poland has a historic mission
– We will strive for Poland to fulfill its historic mission. Our nation has such a mission and must fulfill it. It is to uphold all that is the foundation of Christian civilization. We must go the road to a stronger and happier Poland, more important in Europe and in the world. This must be a path which was conducted in a prudent and intelligent way, but at the same time with full readiness for action and action – said the PiS president.
Jarosław Kaczyński pointed out that this path is difficult: – The path they oppose in Poland and outside. And this must be a path that is prudent and intelligent, but at the same time with full readiness for action, with full readiness for action and courage. The same courage that the creators of Polish independence once represented.
The PiS president in his speech on the eve of the National Independence Day emphasized that "the basic message of all that is related to the memory of what happened in our homeland 101 years ago will be maintained, passed on to the public and implemented".
"These marches were an expression of memory"
The celebrations took place on the day of the next Smolensk monthly. At. 19 in the cathedral of St. John the Baptist Mass was celebrated. for the victims of the Smolensk disaster. Then the participants set off on the March of Remembrance, which commemorated those who died on April 10, 2010.
– Remembrance Marches have become part of Polish history; they were an expression of memory, an expression of a certain position which referred to the most essential matters. Part of all that is good, glorious and proud in Polish history – said Jarosław Kaczyński.
The PiS president pointed out: – These marches were an expression of memory, but were also an expression of a clearly formulated position, a position that referred to the most fundamental issues. For the matter of the dignity of our nation, our independence, as well as for our solidarity, solidarity among us, but also solidarity with those who tragically left.
After the speech of the PiS president, a ceremony of laying flowers took place in front of the monument to President Lech Kaczyński, the monument to the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy of 2010 and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.