We the people of Poland, send to you, citizens of the great American Union, fraternal greetings, together with the assurance of our deepest admiration and estem for the institutions which have been created by you.In them liberty equality and justice have found their highest expression and have become the guiding stars for all modern democracies.
It may be difficult for Americans, who sometimes take democracy for granted, to understand the impetus behind this demonstration of admiration. For almost the entire history of the American Republic, Poland's political life had been dominated by foreign, autocratic powers, and Poles had looked to the United States as a model of political organization and to American democracy as a promise for their own future. It is, therefore, not surprising that Poland, only eight years after regaining independence from foreign rule, chose to mark the 150th anniversary of American independence.
Some of the signatures:
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