Each year on 1st of August the anniversary of the Warsaw Rising is celebrated in Poland. The program includes many ceremonies in commemoration of these past events. However, the “W” hour (the beginning of uprising) and how Poles honor it deserve special attention. It is an extraordinary and very moving experience for all of us. Poles, often indifferent and insensitive to each other, unite and show great solidarity and unity only in exceptional circumstances. Each year on 1st of August at 5.00 p.m. a large part of our society set aside their daily activities and hold still to the sound of wailing sirens to honor those who fought and died for what we may enjoy now – our freedom.
Link to Poland joins this incredible event and encourages all of you to commemorate the events that took place 72 years ago with a minute’s silence. Let us pause for a while on 1st of August at 5.00 p.m. and think of those whom we owe so much.
Visit also the website: Warsaw Uprising – Learn the history of Warsaw
More information about the events on: Warsaw Municipality
Photo © The Warsaw Rising Museum exposition. / Anna Karahan