Polish Constitution Day in Chester, PA

On Wednesday, May 2, 2007, members of the Polish American community of Chester and Delaware County gathered at Chester’s Historic 1724 Courthouse to celebrate the 216th Anniversary of Poland’s May 3rd Constitution. The event is sponsored annually by the Council of United Polish Societies from Chester, PA which welcomed political guests, community representatives and Polonia.

The principal speaker for the program was John Groch, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and Development Director at the Polish American Cultural Center in Philadelphia. John spoke about his pride in his Polish heritage and his early family experiences after arriving in America as a young child. He also highlighted features of Poland’s May 3rd Constitution and its role as a model for emerging democracies around the world.

During the program, a plaque was presented to Hedwig Kierbiedz, a life-long participant in the Polish American community of Delaware County and at St. Hedwig’s Church in Chester, for her outstanding community involvement.

Michael Blichasz, President of the Polish American Congress, Eastern Pennsylvania District, extended best wishes and thanked the Polonia from Delaware County for their ongoing support and participation with Polonia in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He complimented Phil Tarashuk, President of the United Council of Polish Societies, Judy Kuchinski, the mistress of ceremonies, David Chominski, District Vice President of the Polish American Congress of Delaware County, and representatives of St. Hedwig’s Church and the Polonia of Delaware County for another outstanding program and traditional Polish hospitality.

You can view a gallery of photos from these events here:

Photos - Polish Constitution Day, Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - Chester's Historic 1724 Courthouse - Chester, PA

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