Celebration of the 7th anniversary of the Smolensk catastrophe on April 10, 2010

On the seventh anniversary of the Smolensk catastrophe, in which 96 people died, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, ceremonies commemorating the tragedy were held in Warsaw and Krakow.

The solemn state ceremonies were started by the Speaker of the Sejm Marek Kuchciński to commemorate the members of parliament and senators who tragically died.KU122370The Marshals of the Sejm and Senate laid wreaths at the plaque of the Speaker of the Sejm of the 3rd term, Maciej Płażyński.KU122801KU122637Solemn Mass for the intention of the victims of the catastrophe in the Seminary Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph the Spouse at Krakowskie Przedmieście.KU122515Speaker of the Sejm Marek Kuchcinski: Let us pray for the Holy Church so that it becomes a clear sign of mercy and attracts contemporary people to God, so that they can preserve their Polish and Christian identity and the Cross is held in the highest esteem.

KU123192Memorial Appeal.KU123617KU123559The laying of flowers and lighting of candles at the Divine Providence Temple in Wilanow in the Pantheon of Great Poles: to the late President Ryszard Kaczorowski, the late Rev. Zdzislaw Król, the late Rev. Andrzej Kwasniak and the late Rev.C9C7OFiXUAE1fxpParish Cemetery in Grabow; placing flowers and lighting a candle on the grave of the late Tomasz Merta.

KU124189KU123776 KU123647Laying flowers and lighting candles on the graves of the victims of the disaster and at the Monument at the Powazki Military Cemetery.KU124972Prime Minister Beata Szydło: The fact that this plaque must be placed here was obvious to us. Its placement means that now every world leader visiting the Chancellery of the Prime Minister will have to bow before the names of the late President Lech Kaczyński, the late Deputy Prime Minister Przemysław Gosiewski and the late Minister Zbigniew Wassermann.unnamedKU124840 KU124766The ceremony of unveiling the plaque commemorating the late President of the Republic of Poland Lech Kaczyński, the late Deputy Prime Minister Przemysław Gosiewski and the late Minister Zbigniew Wassermann at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

Speaker of the Diet: Today the Polish Postal Service presents a stamp with the image of the presidential couple Maria and Lech Kaczynski. They are already symbolic figures in Polish history, even though only 7 years have passed since their tragic death. Maria and Lech Kaczyński are in our collective thinking about the state; they are the contemporary personification of those values on which the Republic of Poland has been built and strengthened for centuries and in which our Polishness is expressed. 


Speaker of the Diet: The image captured on the stamp is also a message to all of us about the importance of dignity, honor, sacrifice and truth in private and public life. I thank the Polish Post for carrying out this initiative, it is important for our historical memory.

RZ__0219Participation of the Speaker of the Sejm in the ceremonial opening of the exhibition dedicated to the philatelic issue "We remember 10.IV.2010". The exhibition consists of 7 boards depicting a special edition of postage stamps issued in connection with the anniversary of the tragedy at Smolensk.

KU125447 President Andrzej Duda: Seven years since that shocking, dramatic day, when in some sense, and sometimes a very deep sense - especially for you, your closest ones: wives, husbands, parents, children, grandchildren - the world collapsed. Because it suddenly turned out that this closest person, this beloved one, who after all was supposed to come back in a few hours, was supposed to perform a task which he had accepted in the spirit of responsibility, in the spirit of service to Poland.he's not coming back.

KU125511KU125087 KU125446KU125388Presidential Palace, laying flowers under the plaque dedicated to the late President Lech Kaczynski.

KU125073RZ__0046KU125714 KU125997 KU126045 KU126309Garrison Command Warsaw; unveiling of the monument to the late President Lech Kaczynski.RZ__0498 Mass at the Archcathedral Basilica for the intention of the victims of the crash on April 10, 2010.RZ__0523Warsaw Metropolitan Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz: In the face of the mystery of death, especially such a death, there remains silence, reflection, prayer and respect for those who have died, but also mutual respect for all those who stand over the graves of the dead.RZ__0631March of Remembrance from the Archcathedral Basilica to the Presidential Palace.RZ__0701Appeal of Jasna Góra in front of the Presidential Palace.RZ__0727Law and Justice Chairman Jaroslaw Kaczynski: Many of those who died in Smolensk, including President Lech Kaczynski, were people striving to repair the Republic of Poland. The national community should unite, therefore we must reject all hatred. But we cannot reject justice, truth and the great work of building our Homeland.











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