President Andrzej Duda made history by participating in the Pulaski Parade in New York, thanking Polish Americans for their support and emphasizing the importance of the U.S.-Poland alliance.
In a historic moment, President Andrzej Duda of Poland joined the renowned Pulaski Parade on New York City’s 5th Avenue, marking the first-ever participation by a sitting Polish president in this long-standing event. The Pulaski Parade, dating back to 1937, is one of the oldest Polish-American traditions in the United States.
Addressing the crowd, President Duda expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Polish diaspora for their unwavering support and loyalty to both Poland and the United States. He commended their ambitions and hard work while maintaining strong ties to their Polish roots.
President Duda also touched upon the pressing issue of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, emphasizing the need for continued support from the Polish-American community. He stressed the importance of strengthening the alliance between Poland and the United States for regional security in Europe.
Earlier in the day, President Duda attended a solemn Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, further connecting with the Polish-American community.
In an interview with TVP Polonia and TVP Info, President Duda expressed his joy and pride in participating in the parade, highlighting the significance of this event as the largest Polish-American gathering worldwide.
Accompanying President Duda during his visit was Deputy Chief of the Presidential Chancellery, Piotr Ćwik. Minister Ćwik emphasized that President Duda fulfilled his promise to the American Polonia by attending the parade before the end of his term, underscoring the president’s commitment to engaging with Polish communities worldwide.