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Polish War Monument, Invergordon

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Polish War Monument, Invergordon Reply with quote



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From today's P&J

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2019725?UserKey=

Polish victims remembered at ‘very special’ gathering: Invergordon monument tribute is the most moving of the year, says MSP Jamie Stone

Published: 22/11/2010 Sandy McCook


MORE than 100 people paused to remember the Polish victims of World War II during a poignant ceremony in Invergordon yesterday.

War veterans, politicians and children were among those who paid respects to their fallen comrades at the Polish monument in Castle Road. The service was led by the Rev Bill Niven and the firing of a shotgun marked the beginning and the end of a two-minute silence.

Tomasz Trafaz, Consul General for the Republic of Poland, who is based in Edinburgh, was among those who laid wreaths at the monument.

He also led a rousing rendition of the Polish national anthem at the end of the service.

Liberal Democrat MSP Jamie Stone laid a wreath, alongside SNP politician Rob Gibson.

Mr Stone said: “It’s actually one of the most moving occasions of my year.

“The simple tragedy of the occasion and the fact that so many Polish people, both living here and working temporarily, turn up is really something that makes it very special indeed.

“I hope that for many years it will be just as strongly supported.”

Zosia Fraser, of the Polish Association, said: “It’s important because it reminds the Polish community of their ancestors and it also unites in a very lovely way the Scottish and Polish people because we all share the same pain and suffering in wartime.”

The 25th Battalion Signal Corps was stationed in Invergordon during World War II and many of their descendants have remained in the area.
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