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    Celebrating National Independence Day: President of Poland Awards State Decorations

    In a ceremony held at Belweder, President Andrzej Duda bestowed state honors to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to serving the country and society. The awards, presented on the occasion of National Independence Day, recognize outstanding contributions across various fields.

    Order of the White Eagle: Cherishing Polish Culture
    Jerzy Kalina

    Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta: Honoring Poland’s Recent History
    Zenon Wechmann

    Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta: Distinguished Pastoral Service
    Father Gabriel Bartoszewski

    Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta: Revered Contributions to Church History
    Bishop Jan Kopiec

    Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta: Cultural Prowess and Artistic Achievements
    Jerzy Pietrzak, Wiesław Komasa

    Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta: Philanthropy and Charitable Initiatives
    Grzegorz Nowik, Rafał Brzoska, Amma Omenaa Mensah

    Prominent Contributions to Culture and Sports:
    Marek Chodkiewicz, Jarosław Gajewski, Halina Łabonarska, Marcin Oleksy

    Outstanding Service to Economy and Entrepreneurship:
    Krzysztof Pawiński

    Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland: Advocating Democratic Transformations
    Andrzej Szczerski, Joshua Muravchik, Lawrence W. Reed

    The ceremony, attended by Chief of the Presidential Chancellery Grażyna Ignaczak–Bandych, Ministers, and Presidential Advisors, showcased a diverse group of individuals committed to shaping the nation’s future. The awards underscore the significance of their tireless efforts in various domains, reinforcing the spirit of independence.

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