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Polish American Congress of Florida represents at least 500.000 Americans of Polish descent. Our membership is comprised of fraternal, educational, veteran, religious, cultural, social, business, political organizations and individual membership. Polish American Congress of Florida is a member of a national network of the Polish American Congress with an office in Chicago and an office in Washington DC.

                                     

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11/06/2011
At 3 PM Commemoration of the Polish Independence of 1918. In cooperation with the Polish American Chamber of Commerce, a luncheon will take placed at the Polish American Club in Miami with representatives of all South Florida organizations and members of Florida Polonia. Everyone is invited.
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11/13/2011
After the Holy Mass at 11:00 a.m. Annual Polish American Congress family picnic at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Pompano Beach. All members of Polonia are invited.
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12/03/2011
At 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Pompano Beach in Cafeteria will be held Open Meeting KPA members
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April, 29.2010

The last victim of the Smolensk crash, Gen Andrzej Basik was buried at the Powazkach cemetery in Warsaw on April 28. 2010

During the funeral ceremony of Gen Andrzej Basik, the commander of the Polish Air Force. Senator Franciszek Stefaniuk of PSL said that Gen Basik was a true leader, the last leaves from the fields of despair A true leader, the last to leave from the field of despair.

May they rest in Peace.

Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski President of the Polish American Congress of Florida signing the book of condolence at the Polish Consulate in Miami in memory of President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and his staff for the Polish Government and the families of the victims of the Smolensk tragedy, 12 April 2010.

Florida, April 10.2010

The Polish American Congress of Florida expresses its deepest sympathies to the People of Poland, relatives and friends of the victims of the airplane crash in Smolensk. Our Congress had declared a week of mourning. Join us if you are a member or not.

1. Lech Kaczynski, Polish President
2. Kaczynska Maria, wife of the President of Poland
3. Ryszard Kaczorowski, Former President of Poland in Exile
4. Joanna Agacka-Indeck, Chairman of the Supreme Bar Council
5. Bąkowska Eve, the granddaughter of Brigadier General. Mieczyslaw Smorawińskiego
6. Błasik Andrew, Commander of Polish Air Force
7. Krystyna Bochenek, deputy speaker of the Senate
8. Borowska Anna Maria, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
9. Bartosz Borowski, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
10. Tadeusz Buk, Commander of Land Forces
11. Chodakowski Miron, Orthodox Ordinary Polish Army
12. Czeslaw Cywinski, President of the World Association of Home Army Soldiers
13. Leszek Deptula, a representative of the Polish Parliament (PSL)
14. Zbigniew Debski, a member of the Chapter of the Military Order of Military Virtutti
15. Dolniak Gregory, a representative of the Polish Parliament (PO)
16. Doraczyńska Catherine, Office of the President's Press Office
17. Edward Duchnowski, Secretary General of Association of Siberian Deportees
18. Alexander Fedorovich, Russian language translator
19. Fetlińska Ioannina, Senator RP
20. Florczak Jaroslaw, the officer BOR
21. Frenchman Arthur, an officer of BOR
22. Gągor Francis, Chief of General Staff of Polish Army
23. Gęsicka Grazyna, a representative of the Polish Parliament (PIS)
24. Gilarski Kazimierz, Warsaw Garrison Commander
25. Przemyslaw Gosiewski, a representative of the Polish Parliament (MP PiS)
26. Bronislaw Gostomski, Fr. prelate
27. Mariusz Handzlik, Undersecretary of State in the Chancellery of the President
28. Indrzejczyk Roman, President Chaplain
29. Janeczek Paul, an officer of the BOR
30. Dariusz Jankowski, Office of the Presidential Chancellery Service
31. Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, a representative of the Polish Parliament (SLD)
32. Joniec Joseph, President of the Association Parafiada
33. Karpiniuk Sebastian, a representative of the Polish Parliament (PO)
34. Karweta Andrew, Commander Navy
35. Maria Kazan, Director of the MFA Diplomatic Protocol
36. Janusz Kochanowski, the Ombudsman
37. Komornicki Stanislaus, representative of the Chapter of the Order of Military Virtutti
38. Stanislaw Jerzy Komorowski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of
39. Paul Krajewski, an officer of BOR
40. Andrea Kremer, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
41. Zdzislaw Król, Chaplain of the Warsaw Katyn Families 1987-2007
42. Janusz Krupski, Head of the Office of Veterans and Repressed Persons
43. Janusz Kurtyka, President of the Institute of National Remembrance
44. Kwaśnik Andrew, Chaplain of the Federation of Katyn Families
45. Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, Commander of the Armed Forces Operations
46. Wojciech Lubinski, President of the Polish doctor
47. Lutoborski Tadeusz, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
48. Mamińska Barbara, Director of the Office of the President
49. Mamontowicz-Łojek Zenon, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
50. Melaka Stefan, Chairman of the Committee of the Katyn
51. Tomasz Merta, Undersecretary of State from the Ministry
52. Mark Michalowski, an officer of BOR
53. Stanisław Mikke, Vice ROPWiM
54. Natallia-The World of Alexander, a representative of the Polish Parliament (PiS)
55. Natusiewicz-Mirer Janina, a social activist
56. Peter Nosek, an officer of BOR
57. Nurowski Peter, Head of Polish Olympic Committee
58. Bronislaw Orawiec-Löffler, the representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
59. John Osinski, Polish Army Field Ordinariate
60. Pilch, Adam, Evangelical Chaplaincy Field
61. Piskorska Catherine, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
62. Maciej Plazynski, President of the Association "Polish Community"
63. Płoski Tadeusz, Polish Army Field Ordinary
64. Pogródka-Węcławek Agnes, an officer of BOR
65. Potasiński Vladimir, commander of the Polish Special Forces
66. Andrew Carrier, Secretary ROPWiM
67. Krzysztof Putra, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
68. Chamomile Richard, Rector UKSW
69. Arkadiusz Rybicki, a representative of the Polish Parliament
70. Wojciech Seweryn, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
71. Skąpski Sariusz Andrew, President of Federation of Katyn Families
72. Slawomir Skrzypek, the President of the Polish National Bank
73. Leszek Solski, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
74. Wladyslaw Stasiak, head of the Presidential Chancellery
75. Pig Jacek, an officer of BOR
76. Aleksander Szczyglo, head of the National Security Bureau
77. Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm
78. Jolanta Szymanek-Roan, a representative of the Polish Parliament
79. Izabela Tomaszewska, Director of the protocol of the President
80. Uleryk Marek, an officer of BOR
81. Anna Walentynowicz, the legendary Solidarity activist
82. Walewska-Przyjałkowska Teresa, senior vice president of the Foundation Golgotha of the East
83. Zbigniew Wassermann, the representative of the Polish Parliament
84. Water Wieslaw, a representative of the Polish Parliament
85. Edward Wojtas, a representative of the Polish Parliament
86. Paweł Wypych, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President
87. Stanislaw Zajac, senator of the Republic of Poland
88. Zakrzeński Janusz, a prominent Polish actor
89. Zych Gabriel, a representative of Katyn Families and other organizations
LIST OF CREW MEMBERS
90. Arkadiusz Protasiuk, Captain
91. Robert Fine, a crew member
92. Andrew Michalak, a crew member
93. Ziętek Arthur, a crew member
94. Maciejczyk Barbara, stewardess
95. Januszko Natalia, stewardess
96. Justin Moniuszko, stewardess  

Poland lost on the 10th of April 2010 some of its most dynamic leaders since its liberation in 1989. The irony is that it took place on a Russian airplane in Smolensk near the Katyn Forest were over 20,000 Polish officers were massacred by the Soviets. The delegation consisted of Polish leaders who were on their way to honor the victims of Stalin on the 70th anniversary of one of the most horrible crime of genocide ever committed against the Polish nation in 1940. The destruction of the Polish officer corps made it much easier for Stalin to gain control of Poland after the war.

 

Photo AP.

President Lech Kaczynski, his generals, staff, senators and civic leaders gave their lives to honor those who fell in 1940.

Many of these leaders were familiar to us in Florida. Several we must mention who over the last thirty years were known to me and whom I befriended. President in Exile Ryszard Kaczorowski. President Kaczorowski a gentlemen of the old school, who invited me to his office in London while I was conducting research on the recipients of the Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari in the early 1990s. He made the records of the Polish Government in Exile available to me so I could continue my research and complete the book which I later present to President Lech Walesa at the Belvedere Palace in June of 1992.

Over the years we met many times and discussed Poland’s history and the status of Polish exiles around the world. General Stanislaw Nalecz Komornicki, Cavalier of the Order of the Virtuti Militari. Chair of the Kapitula Orderu Virtuti Militari. General Komornicki assisted me in my research. His support, hospitality and appreciation of my work on the book on Virtuti Militari gave me strength to complete the book and enshrine our Polish heroes.

Senator Maciej Plazinski. President of Wspolnota Polska. A young Polish leader who had visions of working with Polonia around the world to bring it closer to Poland. It was just a month ago that he and I met with Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland Ms Blanka Rosenstiel to discuss cultural and Polish American Congress activity in Florida. They and others will remain in my memory forever. May they rest in peace.

For The Polish American Congress of Florida

Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski. President