On Saturday, the celebration of the Polish Army Day will begin. The weekend program includes picnics and military celebrations, and on Tuesday a parade with the participation of 2,000 soldiers will take place in Warsaw.
Celebrations of the Polish Army Day will start on Saturday, August 12. On that day, the Minister of Defense will present decorations and distinctions to soldiers in Warsaw. On the other hand, at 12 noon in Raszyn, at 7 Józefa Wybickiego Street, in Park im. Magdalena Abakanowicz – there will be a picnic. There you will be able to see military equipment, try pea soup. A concert of a military band and an outdoor cinema are also planned.
At the mobile recruitment point, you will be able to talk to recruiters about the forms of military service. Attractions for children have been prepared, e.g. traffic town and promotional stands of military units.
Run, picnic, exhibition
You can also celebrate on Sunday in Ossów. Scheduled for 10 o’clock ceremony and occasional exhibition in front of the Museum of the Battle of Warsaw. The plans include: the Falcon run, the historical zone and a military picnic.
Also on Sunday, in Warsaw at At 13.00 the new seat of the Polish Army Museum will be opened. There will also be a historical picnic.
They will present new military equipment
On Monday, President Andrzej Duda will present general and admiral nominations; then he will take part in the memorial roll call at the Military Cemetery in Warsaw’s Powązki Cemetery. Later, the president will go to the Orthodox Cemetery in Wola, where he will lay flowers at the Monument to the Soldiers of the Ukrainian People’s Republic.
On Tuesday morning, on the Day of the Polish Army, the president will lay a wreath in front of the Józef Piłsudski monument at the Belvedere Palace, and then will take part in the Holy Mass with his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda. for the homeland at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army. The head of the Ministry of National Defense will also take part in the mass.
At noon, the president with his wife and the head of the Ministry of National Defense will take part in the ceremonial change of the post of honor in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.
The culmination of the celebrations will be a military parade with the participation of about 2,000 soldiers, about 200 pieces of various types of military equipment and 92 aircraft. The last parade on the occasion of the celebration of the Polish Army Day under the slogan “Faithful to Poland” took place in 2019 in Katowice. The place was chosen in connection with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First Silesian Uprising – one of the three uprisings that led to the incorporation of part of Upper Silesia into Poland in 1922. Thousands of people gathered along the route of the parade to watch the march of 2.6 thousand. soldiers.
At the parade on Tuesday, as announced by the Ministry of Defence, “soldiers of all types of the Polish Armed Forces will present the most modern military equipment”. “There will be, among others, M1A1 Abrams tanks bought from the US, K2 tanks and K9 self-propelled howitzers bought in South Korea, as well as HIMARS rocket launchers, Polish Krab self-propelled howitzers, as well as Patriot air defense systems. “New Borsuk infantry fighting vehicles, Rosomak armored personnel carriers and Rak self-propelled mortars, Baobab-K scatter mine vehicles and Żmija light reconnaissance vehicles. New FA-50, as well as F-16 multi-role combat aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles will be visible in the sky,” the ministry announced. defense.
In the years 2020-2021, the parade did not take place due to the epidemic threat. In return, the military held military picnics. In 2022, the Ministry of National Defense also resigned from organizing a ceremonial parade on the Polish Army Day – the reason was the war in Ukraine. It was decided to organize picnics, equipment demonstrations and focus on recruiting volunteers for the army.
Polish troops festival
August 15 marks the anniversary of Poland’s victorious battle in the war with Soviet Russia in 1920. This day was declared a Polish Army Day in 1923 and remained so until 1947. Since 1992, the holiday has been celebrated again in mid-August.
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