Polish Armed Forces Exhibit

Polish Armed Forces Exhibit The Polish Armed Forces Exhibit opened in 1984 on the decommissioned light cruiser, USS Little Rock, in the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.

Canalside in the City of Buffalo, New York, USA. This page celebrates the PAFE that opened on August 19th, 1984. The purpose is to honor the six million Polish people who lost their lives during World War II in defense of their homeland and share the history about these freedom fighters. The unofficial page and creator are not affiliated with the exhibits Committee or the Naval Park. Please view the many Photo Albums of veterans, artifacts and read their stories. Click on a Photo to view & enlarge, select the Options button and select Download to Save a high quality image or to read any News text with the zoom feature.

Operating as usual

Visitors...
08/27/2020

Visitors...

Historic photo of destruction at Falaise Gap.
08/25/2020

Historic photo of destruction at Falaise Gap.

The Falaise Pocket (August 12-24, 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A large number of the German army were trapped and destroyed. General Maczek's Polish 1st Armor Division had the crucial role of closing the pocket at the escape route and took the brunt of German attacks by units attempting to break free from the pocket. Surrounded and running out of ammunition, they withstood incessant attacks from multiple fleeing panzer divisions until they were relieved.

Poland Armed Forces Day is on August 15th, 2020 and is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle of the Vis...
08/15/2020
Polegli za wolną Polskę. Chwała bohaterom Bitwy Warszawskiej - Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - Portal Gov.pl

Poland Armed Forces Day is on August 15th, 2020 and is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle of the Vistula).

- Spotykamy się przy grobach, w których spoczywają obrońcy Ojczyzny z 1920 roku. Bohaterowie, którzy oddali swoje życie za wolną Polskę. Ich ofiara jest jednym z najważniejszych elementów naszej tożsamości narodowej. Pamięć o nich będzie wieczna. Bardzo dziękuję Panu Prezydentowi, Z...

Poland Armed Forces Day is August 15th, 2020. The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw.
08/11/2020
Spot MON z okazji 100. rocznicy Bitwy Warszawskiej - Świat jaki znamy zawdzięczamy bohaterom Bitwy Warszawskiej - Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej - Portal Gov.pl

Poland Armed Forces Day is August 15th, 2020. The 100th anniversary of the Battle of Warsaw.

Bitwa Warszawska, określana jako 18. decydująca bitwa w dziejach świata dla ówczesnej, odradzającej się po latach niewoli Polski była momentem szczególnym. W godzinie wielkiej próby cały naród stanął do walki w obronie niepodległości. Bitwa Warszawska była także szczególnym momente...

Polish American Radio Program
08/02/2020

Polish American Radio Program

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: there will be a special 2 hour broadcast on Sunday, August 2, beginning at 5 p.m ET, on WEBR1440.com
(After Al Wallack s Jazz in the Afternoon show). The second half will be dedicated to the Warsaw Uprisings, and the city of Warsaw.

Warsaw - Warszawa...

Before,
During,
After...

will be featured in song during this weekend's show, dedicated to this iconic capital city.

Please join me on
Saturday, 11 a.m. - Noon,
AND THIS WEEKEND: Sunday, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Download the app at WEBR1440.com and set your timer :)
or click on LISTEN LIVE on the website, or dial in WEBR 1440 AM.

07/18/2020
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to hołd mieszkańców Warszawy, dla tych, którzy walczyli i ginęli za wolną Polskę w 1944 roku. *** The Warsaw Rising Museum is a tribute to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital in 1944.

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.
07/18/2020
Warsaw Rising 1944

August 1st, 1944 Warsaw Uprising 76th anniversary.

Learn the history of the city, once known as Paris of the North. The city, which ceased to exist, only to rise like Phoenix from the ashes.

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
07/10/2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

🎉 ANNOUNCEMENT! 🎉
We are opening beginning Wednesday, July 15th! We will be open 5 days a week from 10 am - 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, and closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

More information to follow on July 13th regarding changes to our tours, ticket prices, and new social distancing guidelines!

Lance Corporal Waldemar Czyz (2nd from right), of 1st Polish Armored Division, with tank crew during WWII.  June 6th, 20...
06/06/2020

Lance Corporal Waldemar Czyz (2nd from right), of 1st Polish Armored Division, with tank crew during WWII. June 6th, 2020 is the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy in 1944. The Polish Armed Forces in the West played a major role in the Allied victory.

05/28/2020
INVINCIBLE. THE STORY OF GENERAL STANISŁAW MACZEK'S LIFE

"Invincible: The story of General Stanisław Maczek” directed by R. Geremek (in Polish with English subtitles, 60 mins), is an amazing story about an exceptional man, for whom the end of World War II was not a personal victory, even though he did not lose a single battle.

As a young man, he dreamt of becoming an academic philosopher. In 1918, he was promoted personally by Commander Józef Piłsudski on the battlefield. In 1939, ...

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women...
05/21/2020

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

The Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego) was a unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War I...
05/16/2020
Monte Cassino—a battle for Poland

The Polish II Corps (Drugi Korpus Wojska Polskiego) was a unit of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II, commanded by Lieutenant General Władysław Anders, and fought with distinction at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The Memorial Museum of the 2nd Polish Corps of General Władysław Anders, to whom we owe historic victory on 18 May 1944, has been open for visits since 2014 at the Polish military cemetery at Monte Cassino.

75th anniversary of Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 8th, 1945, marked the end of WWII in Europe.
05/08/2020
Europe holds low-key VE Day commemorations due to virus

75th anniversary of Germany’s unconditional surrender on May 8th, 1945, marked the end of WWII in Europe.

LONDON (AP) — Europe was marking the 75th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany to Allied forces following six years of war in a low-key fashion Friday due to coronavirus lockdown...

During World War II in April of 1945 the Polish 1st Armoured Division, commanded by General Stanisław Maczek, entered Ge...
05/05/2020

During World War II in April of 1945 the Polish 1st Armoured Division, commanded by General Stanisław Maczek, entered Germany. On May 6th, they seized the naval base port in Wilhelmshaven, ending the war. Division flag reads, Honor and Fatherland, the unofficial motto of the military of Poland. Photo from Polish veteran Waldemar Czyz

Support the Park...
05/04/2020

Support the Park...

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Less than 3% of our operational budget comes from government funding. We instead rely on visitors and the generosity of our donors. Being unable to welcome guests makes your support even more critical.
Please consider helping us with a donation during these unprecedented times. Click on the link below.
Thank you for your support!
https://buffalonavalpark.org/support-us/donate-money/

May 2nd is Poland National Flag Day. 🇵🇱Press statement below for May 3rd.  🇺🇸
05/02/2020
Poland Constitution Day - United States Department of State

May 2nd is Poland National Flag Day. 🇵🇱
Press statement below for May 3rd. 🇺🇸

On behalf of the people of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Poland on your Constitution Day. Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791 remains a powerful symbol of the Polish people’s pursuit of liberty and justice. It was the Polish people’s desire for freedom that led to...

04/11/2020

The Battlefields of Glory

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women...
04/03/2020

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

General Stanisław Maczek was born on this date in 1892. Commander for the Polish 1st Armoured Division, of the Polish Ar...
04/01/2020

General Stanisław Maczek was born on this date in 1892. Commander for the Polish 1st Armoured Division, of the Polish Armed Forces in the West, during World War II.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women...
03/26/2020

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women...
03/25/2020

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

Polish Armed Forces gallantly participated in active combat on land, high seas and in the air. These brave men and women fought for your freedom and ours alongside the Allies on the Western Front, as well as in Poland as the underground Home Army and intelligence gathering network.

03/19/2020
Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

Opening postponed... 🇵🇱 🇺🇸

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is closely monitoring the latest in the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus outbreak through updates via the Center for Disease Control, the State of New York, the City of Buffalo, and the County of Erie. We will continue to monitor the latest developments and will be taking every precaution to protect the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers.

In order to support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our opening on March 29 until further notice. We have also begun postponing our April programs including the Wall of Honor Ceremony and our Overnight Youth Encampment programs. All impacted participants will be notified directly to reschedule or refund their visit.

We will keep everyone posted as to when we will be opening for the season and resuming regular programming. Any additional updates will be posted on our website and social media as more information becomes available. In the meantime, we will be increasing our supply of hand sanitizer stations throughout the Naval Park and implementing advanced cleaning protocols.

Like most museums and non-profit organizations, we rely on funding from admissions and programs, including our overnight youth encampments. The Naval Park receives less than 3% of our operating budget from government sources and the Navy is not allowed by Federal law to allocate funds to maintain our magnificent ships. Please consider supporting our mission through a donation, membership, corporate sponsorship, or by shopping our online store.

Your support is as important as ever during these uncertain times and we wish you good health.

American Revolutionary War Hero born on February 4, 1746.
02/05/2020
Tadeusz Kosciuszko

American Revolutionary War Hero born on February 4, 1746.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko was a skilled engineer with a military education by the time he arrived in the American colonies from Poland in 1776. Offering his services

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
01/16/2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

09/02/2019
tragicSept

The Story of One Tragic September by Stan Biernacik, from the Polish American Journal.

Dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and continuance of Polish American culture.

September 1st, 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, in 1939, and the opening conflict of Wor...
08/28/2019

September 1st, 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, in 1939, and the opening conflict of World War II.

September 1st, 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, in 1939, and the opening conflict of Wor...
08/28/2019
Trump to visit Poland for World War II anniversary Sept. 1

September 1st, 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of Germany’s invasion of Poland, in 1939, and the opening conflict of World War II.

President Donald Trump will visit Warsaw from Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 to take part in observances marking the 80th anniversary of World War II, aides to Poland’s president said Tuesday.

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Polish Armed Forces Exhibit, Located aboard the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Naval Park

This page celebrates the Polish Armed Forces Exhibit that opened on August 19th, 1984. The purpose is to honor the six million Polish people who lost their lives during World War II in defense of their homeland and share the history about these freedom fighters. This permanent exhibit will not only honor those brave men and women who gave their lives in the pursuit of freedom, but also commemorate the achievements and glories of the Polish Forces during the war. An exhibit such as this will serve as a reminder to those who fought, along with future generations of the vital role that Polish Forces played in the Allied victory. Polands' forces, (the third largest Allied Army) played a decisive part in many of the battles that broke the Axis strength and led it to complete destruction. Please view the many Photo Albums of veterans, artifacts and read their stories. Click on a Photo to view & enlarge, select the Options button and select Download to Save the high quality image or read any News text with the zoom feature. The unofficial page and creator is not affiliated with the veterans, exhibits Committee or the Naval Park.

Also, please visit the Polish Armed Forces monument on the Heroes Walk.


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Polish National Flag Day
One of America's greatest Revolutionary War heroes...
The Little Rock is the centerpiece as you come into Buffalo!!!
Sir! *Salutes*