PNA AT A
GREAT EVENT IN MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On November 13, 2011,
the beautiful Polish Center of Wisconsin just south of Milwaukee
was filled to capacity for the 14th Annual Polish Independence
Day/Veterans Day Dinner. This year's event, sponsored by the
Wisconsin Division of the Polish American Congress, honored
outstanding three young Milwaukeeans, Lt. Col. Ernest Litynski,
Captain Brent Tadych and Sgt. Glenn Ramski. All are veterans of
the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Lt. Col. Litynski and Sgt. Ramski were
awarded Poland's Star of Iraq medal. Litynski also received
Poland's Star of Afghanistan medal. Consul Rusiecki of the
Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago presented these
medals in recognition of their significant service with allied
Polish military units in the Middle East.
Captain Tadych, Lt. Col. Litynski and Sgt
Ramski were all awarded the historic Paderewski Medal of Service
from the Polish Army Veterans Association by its representative
in Milwaukee, Mr. Ted Cisek.
The Mayor of Milwaukee, Thomas Barrett, spoke
at the dinner. He was followed by PNA Vice President Paul C.
Odrobina, representing Polish American Congress and PNA
President Frank J. Spula. Vice President Odrobina congratulated
the honorees on their service to our country and underscored our
Polish fraternal contributions to the work of the PAC. He noted
that "It is through the Polish American Congress that we as
Polish Americans can effectively express our concerns and
objectives - to our government and our fellow citizens. And it
is at events like this that we come together to celebrate our
The Polish National Alliance was very
represented at the event. Among those present were National
Director Hedy Rabiega, District 14 Commissioner and past
Director, County Supervisor Mark Borkowski, newly elected
District 14 Commissioner Theresa Jankowski, past Commissioner
Carole Gillette, and past Director Donald Pienkos, along with
many other PNA members.
Janine Adamczyk, President of the Polish
Heritage Alliance, sponsor of the Polish Center, again hosted
the Polish Independence Day/Veterans Day dinner. Janine is also
President of the Milwaukee Society of the Polish National
Alliance. Janine and her fellow fraternalists truly embody the
spirit of the historic PNA motto "W Jednosci, Sila!". Together,
We ARE Strong!
The Wisconsin PAC expresses its Thanks to all
who attended this year's event, at which we celebrate the
anniversary of Poland's declaration of independence on November
11, 1918 and honor Veterans Day in our Country.
Waldemar Biniecki, President
Wisconsin State Division,
Polish American Congress
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