Skip to comments.Romney thanks Poles for their courage to fight for freedom
Posted on 07/31/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by Matt_DZ_PL
I would like to express my gratitude to the Polish government and Polish people for the courage of your men and women in supporting the fight for freedom in Iraq and Afghanistan, Romney said after talks in Warsaw with Polands foreign minister Radek Sikorski.
I know that it has cost many lives, he added.
Romney arrived in Gdansk in northern Poland on Monday where he had talks with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and former president and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.
On Tuesday morning, Romney who had been in the UK and Israel before coming to Poland on the last leg of the trip abroad - pointed to the long history of the Polish-US alliance.
"Our friendship lasts forever and is built on our shared values and freedom," he added.
"Together we will continue to be an example of economic prosperity and political and personal freedom."
In turn, Polands foreign minister Radek Sikorski stressed that Warsaw maintains excellent relations with the United States, regardless of which party happens in to be in charge.
Sikorski pointed to the support Republican president Ronald Reagan's gave to the Solidarity movement, and also the help Democrat President Bill Clinton gave to Poland when it applied for membership of NATO.
"Our conversation confirmed that wherever people fight for freedom, Poland and America think alike, Sikorski said.
Following talks with Minister Sikorski, Romney, accompanied by President of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the Republican candidate laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Mitt Romney is to meet with Polands president, Bronislaw Komorowski later, Tuesday. (pg)
with Lech Walesa
with PM Donald Tusk
At the memorial of the Heroes of Westerplatte
at famous Gdansk Shipyard
with Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski
With Home Army veterans
with the President of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski
Thanks for posting this article and the wonderful photographs.
Great pictures. Oh, and Anne Romney is gorgeous!
No better friends than Poland. Those people have suffered through the worst of humanity (Germany and USSR) but still are faithful to the Lord and freedom.
See this video; worth seeing, really; includes US airmen fighting for Poland's Independence. It's got English subtitles.
That was well worth watching.
We have a Thaddeus Kosciusko bridge here in Albany, NY. He was key in us winning the Battle of Saratoga, helping fortify along the Hudson in the war for our independence. West Point has a monument to him. A true hero from what I’ve read about him.
Thanks Great photos!
Today, Warsaw Commmemorates Godzina “W”, the start of the Warsaw Uprising on August 1, 1944.
Thank you very much indeed for the link. There...there is also a church in the middle of Warsaw where Germans closed just 2500 people, including children, during the uprising and didn't allow them to leave it for toilet purposes. The only place they were allowed to do it was an altar. We don't have to be wise men to realize what followed. People huddled up from horrendous pain, desperately weeping and this all only provoked SS-men into hilarious laughter who mocked the Catholic faith of the helpless Warsawers seeing their tears in their eyes and the urine leaking from their trousers onto the church floor, not to mention that another toilet need. Some people even died of inner damages to their bladders etc. after they tried to keep it for a couple of days...
I know hatred is a sin, and God sees me that I do my best to get rid of that devastating feeling. Unfortunately, the more I know the the more this develops.