In his speech at the main commemorations of the outbreak of WWII, Mike Pence, the Vice President of the US, said that the US “will never forget about a free and independent Polish nation.”
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He stressed that the Polish people had never allowed despair to take control over them and that they had never renounced their 1,000-year-long history.
“The story of Poland is a story of people, who never lost hope, never been broken and never forgotten who they are,” the US Vice President said.
“America never forgot about free and independent Polish nation and will never do it,” Mr Pence said. “It is difficult for any of us who are not Poles to fathom the horrors that began 80 years ago on September 1, 1939.”
He mentioned many atrocities the Polish nation and citizens had to face over the period of WWII, such as Katyń massacre, the mass murders of Polish Jews, and the struggle of the Polish resistance, which included the Warsaw Rising.
During the five decades of untold suffering & death that followed the outbreak of WWII, the Polish people never lost hope, they never gave in to despair & they never let go of their thousand-year history. Their light shone in the darkness, & the darkness did not overcome it. pic.twitter.com/pvEodIdxSi— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) September 1, 2019