The Kosciuszko Medal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – At the Polish Independence Day Celebration held here on November 16, 2016 at The Residence of the Ambassador – hosted by Ambassador Piotr Wilczek – an adjunct awards ceremony took place: Richard P. Poremski, Chairman of the National Katyn Memorial Foundation, in Baltimore, Maryland was awarded the meritorious Thaddeus Kosciuszko Medal by the hand of Professor Dr. Janusz Romanski, Chairman of Polonia Technica – The Association of Polish American Engineers in the United States of America, headquartered in New York City. Polish patriot U.S. Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko is considered the father of the American military engineers due to his vital war-winning battlefield contributions during America’s Revolutionary War for its independence from England.
PHOTO: Richard P. Poremski, Chairman of the National Katyn Memorial Foundation, left, being presented with the meritorious Thaddeus Kosciuszko Medal by Prof. Dr. Janusz Romanski, Chairman of Polonia Technica – The Association of Polish American Engineers in the United States of America.
The red and white be-ribboned bronze medal, featuring a high relief bust of Kosciuszko – with a blending of the Polish and American flags on the obverse – was awarded by Polonia Technica to Poremski “In Recognition of his Significant Contribution to the Prestige of the Polish American Community and Over the Years Patriotic Promotion of the Martyr History of Poland in the United States.”
Poremski expressed his utmost thanks for the honor that the striking medal bestows … and also proudly accepted it on behalf of the National Katyn Memorial Foundation, and for the very prominent Memorial itself standing tall and looking good in Baltimore’s Harbor East since being erected there in 2000.
Polish American Journal
Washington, DC Bureau
January 4, 2017
Text: PAJ Staff – Photo: Kris Walski