Poland Remembers Fourteen Points Centennial

On this day exactly one hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson delivered his Fourteen Points before the United States Congress. In this landmark address President Wilson outlined a vision for a post-war world that included a free and independent Poland, declaring:

An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.

On the centennial of this historic event we pay tribute to American leadership and express our gratitude for your assistance in 1918 and for your friendship over the past 100 years.

Dear America,

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence!

On this historic occasion we invite all Americans, including the over 10 million Americans of Polish descent whom we call Polonia, to join us in celebrating our Centennial.

For it was thanks also to America that our Homeland became free again. President Woodrow Wilson, inspired by the Polish statesman and virtuoso Ignacy Jan Paderewski, declared America’s support for an independent Poland in his Fourteen Points.

For your assistance in 1918, for your friendship over the past 100 years, we say Thank you America and Happy New Year!

Piotr Wilczek