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PAJ’ Pays Its Respects At Polish Embassy

     Washington, D.C.  Richard P. Poremski - Polish American Journal Washington Bureau - is show above here on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in the Blue Salon at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. He is signing the official Book of Condolences on behalf of the Polish American Journal, its editor Mark Kohan and staff, and the newspaper's entire readership, conveying their collective sorrow and grief over the deaths of President Lech Kaczynski and the other 95 victims of the Smolensk, Russia airplane crash near Katyn Forest on April 10, 2010.

Richard P. Poremski signing condolences book

      Poremski - also representing the membership of the National Katyn Memorial Foundation in Baltimore, Md., as its chairman - was present at the embassy by invitation to view the hours-long state funeral of President Kaczynski and his wife Maria, being broadcasted live from Krakow, Poland via satellite TV, with large screen projection. The American Polish Forum, led by President Artur Orkisz, sponsored the early morning somber gathering under the auspices of Ambassador Robert Kupiecki.

Portraits of the president and his wife and the flowers in front of Polish embassy after the tragedy

 

Richard P. Poremski
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Polish American Journal
Washington, DC Bureau
April 28, 2010


WE REMEMBER

Among the Deceased:

Presidential and Governmental Figures

1. Lech Kaczynski, President of Poland

2. Maria Kaczynska, First Lady of Poland and wife of the President

3. Mariusz Handzlik, Undersecretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland

4. Ryszard Kaczorowski, the Former President of the Polish government-in-exile

5. Andrzej Kremer, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

6. Tomasz Merta, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

7. Slawomir Skrzypek, President of the National Bank of Poland

8. Wladyslaw Stasiak, Chief of the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland

9. Aleksander Szczyglo, Head of the National Security Bureau

10. Pawel Wypych, Secretary of State in the Office of the President of the Republic of Poland

11. Mariusz Kazana, Director of Diplomatic Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Military

 

12. General Franciszek Gagor, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

13. Lieutenant General Andrzej Blasik, Commander of Air Forces - Polish Air Force

14. Major General Tadeusz Buk, Commander of Land Forces - Polish Land Forces

15. Vice Admiral Andrzej Karweta, Commander of Navy - Polish Navy

16. Brigadier General Kazimierz Gilarski, Commander of the Warsaw Garrison

17. Brigadier General Stanislaw Komornicki, Chancellor of the Order Virtuti Militari

18. Lieutenant General Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, Commander of the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command

19. Major General Wlodzimierz Potasinski, Commander of the Polish Special Forces

20. Stanislaw Komorowski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence

21. Tadeusz Ploski, Field Bishop of the Polish Army, the secretary of the Bishop Jan Osinski, Colonel of the Polish Army

 

Members of Polish Senate (Upper House of Polish Parliament)

 

22. Krystyna Bochenek, Deputy Speaker of the Senate

23. Janina Fetlinska

24. Stanislaw Zajac

 

Members of Polish Sejm (Lower House of Polish Parliament)

 

25. Leszek Deptula

26. Grzegorz Dolniak

27. Grazyna Gesicka

28. Przemyslaw Gosiewski

29. Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka

30. Sebastian Karpiniuk

31. Aleksandra Natalli-Swiat

32. Krzysztof Putra, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm

33. Arkadiusz Rybicki

34. Jerzy Szmajdzinski, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm

35. Jolanta Szymanek-Deresz

36. Zbigniew Wassermann

37. Wieslaw Woda

38. Edward Wojtas

39. Maciej Plazynski, President of the Association "Polish Community", former Speaker of the Sejm, Sejm member

 

Religious Leaders

 

40. Archbishop Brigadier General Miron Chodakowski, Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army

41. Tadeusz Ploski, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Polish Army

42. Ryszard Rumianek, Rector of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University

43. Adam Pilch, Evangelical Lutheran Church minister

44. Bronislaw Gostomski, Reverend Canon of St Andrew Bobola's church

45. Roman Indrzejczyk, Presidential Chaplain

46. Zdzislaw Krol, Chaplain of the Warsaw Katyn Families movement

47. Jozef Joniec, Priest, President of the Parafiada association

 

Others Dignitaries

 

48. Joanna Agacka-Indecka (1964-2010), President of the Polish Bar Council

49. Janusz Kochanowski (1940-2010), Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights

50. Janusz Kurtyka (1960-2010), historian and President of the Institute of National Remembrance

51. Andrzej Przewoznik (1963-2010), Secretary-General of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites

52. Anna Walentynowicz (1929-2010), a major activist of the free trade union Solidarity in the late 1970s and early 1980s

53. Janusz Zakrzenski (1936-2010), Award-winning actor

54. Wojciech Seweryn (1939-2010), Polish-born American-based artist

55. Piotr Nurowski (1945-2010), tennis player and President of the Polish Olympic Committee

56. Teresa Walewska-Przyjalkowska (1939-2010), Member of the East Golgotha Foundation

57. Wojciech Lubinski (1969-2010), Presidential Doctor

58. Izabela Tomaszewska (1955-2010), President's Office staff

59. Zbigniew Debski (1922-2010), Presidential staff

60. Janina Natusiewicz-Mirer, social activist

61. Ewa Bakowska (1962-2010), Granddaughter of Brigadier General Mieczyslaw Smorawinski

62. Leszek Solski (1935-2010), Member of the Families of Katyn organization

63. Tadeusz Lutoborski (1926-2010), Member of the Families of Katyn organization

64. Gabriela Zych (1941-2010), Representative of Families of Katyn and other organizations

65. Zenona Mamontowicz-Lojek, Representative of Families of Katyn and other organizations

66. Katarzyna Piskorska, Representative of Families of Katyn and other organizations

67. Aleksandr Fedorowicz, Russian interpreter

68. Janusz Krupski, Head of the Office of the Civil War Veterans and the Oppressed

69. Czeslaw Cywinski, President of the Association of Armia Krajowa Soldiers

70. Barbara Maminska, Director of the Presidential Chancellery

71. Stefan Melak, President of the Katyn Committee

72. Stanislaw Mikke, Vice-president of the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites

73. Andrzej Sariusz-Skapski, President of the Federation of Katyn Families

 

Government Protection Bureau

 

74. Lieutenant-Colonel Jaroslaw Florczak

75. Captain Dariusz Michalowski

76. Lieutenant Pawel Janeczek

77. Agnieszka Podgrodka-Weclawek

78. Jacek Surowka

79. Piotr Nosek

80. Pawel Krajewski

81. Artur Francuz

82. Marek Uleryk

 

Airplane Crew

 

83. Captain Arkadiusz Protasiuk, Pilot

84. Major Robert Grzywna, Co-Pilot

85. Lieutenant Artur Zietek, Navigator

86. Andrzej Michalak, Engineer

87. Barbara Maciejczyk, Flight Attendant

88. Natalia Januszko, Flight Attendant

89. Justyna Moniuszko, Flight Attendant

from: 

http://www.ninedaysthatchangedtheworld.com/memoriam.html

    

 

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