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U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland Commemorates Anniversary of 9/11

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, commemorated the anniversary of 9/11:

In Warsaw, The Embassy community gathered to remember the victims of September 11 in a ceremony in front of the Embassy.  Ambassador Victor Ashe gave welcoming remarks, in which he called upon the community to “always remember to never forget, while looking forward to the future, and working in a spirit of partnership with people and nations across the world to confront this ideology of hate and foster a climate of hope and opportunity.”  Following Amb. Ashe’s remarks, Consular Officer Elizabeth Blumenthal read “Towers,” a poem written by Julia Hartwig, winner of the 2009 Czeslaw Milosz Award for Contributions to U.S.-Polish Understanding.  Rev. Larry Huddleston then gave a reflection, and the U.S. Marine Security Guard Detachment lowered the American flag to half-staff. 

The full text of President Obama’s Proclamation can be found here.

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