In­de­pen­dence day

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Dum­fries’Pol­ish com­mu­nity will gather to mark a spe­cial day in their na­tion’s his­tory on Sun­day.

November 11 marks 100 years since the coun­try re­gained its in­de­pen­dence in the af­ter­math of World War One.

Around 30 mem­bers of the Pol­ish com­mu­nity are ex­pected to at­tend a pro­gramme of events be­gin­ning with a mass at St Teresa’s RC Church at 2.15pm to re­mem­ber the na­tion’s war he­roes.

That will be fol­lowed by a ser­vice at St Andrew’s Ceme­tery at 3.30pm in mem­ory of a group of Pol­ish air force pi­lots who are buried there.

And the day will con­clude with a cer­e­mo­nial din­ner at the Steam Boat Inn in Carsethorn.

Or­gan­iser Wo­j­ciech Kopan­icki said: “It’s a re­ally spon­ta­neous event, but we wanted to have a lit­tle cel­e­bra­tion mark­ing the centenary.

“As a Pol­ish com­mu­nity liv­ing in Dum­fries and the sur­round­ing ar­eas we would like to thank our Scot­tish friends for the warm wel­come we’ve had to this area.”

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