On Saturday in Poznań, the capital of the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship, celebrations took place on the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the Wielkopolskie Uprising, in which Poles regained territory from Germany after World War I.
President Andrzej Duda wrote in a letter on this occasion that the uprising played a significant role in making decisions about Poland’s borders after World War I and gave hope to Poles in other regions of the country. “In their hearts, the insurgents believed in Poland and hoped that our people would regain their own sovereign state. By paying tribute to them, let us learn from them how to love and serve our country wisely” – wrote the president. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki pointed out in his letter that the uprising gave Poles hope in other parts of the country. Saturday rituals at the Memorial Site of the Wielkopolskie Uprising in Poznań were preceded by Holy Mass and wreath-laying ceremonies at the graves of the insurgents and related memorial sites.