Remembrance Day

All photos © Mat Fahrenholz for Poland In Your Pocket

Every year the British Embassy holds a Remembrance Day ceremony in Skaryszewski Park – by the monument to the Royal Air Force Liberator which was shot down by the Germans during the Warsaw Uprising.

The monument commemorates Allied pilots who flew missions to supply insurgents fighting in the Warsaw Uprising. The memorial is located at the exact site where B24 bomber was shot down in 1944, killing all but one of the seven crew on board. The sole survivor, Henry Lloyd Lyne (1923-2016), unveiled the monument in 1988, and today it is the sight of the British Embassy’s annual Remembrance service. [Warsaw IYP]

Representatives from various countries attend, as well as Poles who fought during the uprising (less of those guys every year). Check out the 2016 pics (event took place on Sunday 13th November at 10.40am). Remembrance Day is always on the Sunday closest to the 11th November (the date of the ending of WWI in 1918 and Polish Independence Day).

 

 

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