U.S. Embassy Attends Blue Army Commemorations

Several representatives from the U.S. Embassy’s Offices of the Defense Attaché and Defense Cooperation attended a ceremony in memory of the sacrifices of the Blue Army on Saturday 2 at the Blue Army Memorial in Warsaw. The event recognized contributions by some 25,000 Americans who volunteered for duty in France during WWI, and was attended by Polish-American veterans of later wars to include WWII and Korea.  The “Blue Army,” named after the color of the French blue uniforms they war, became part of the 100,000 troops that General Haller led between 1918-21, in hopes that victory against Germany and later the Soviet Union, would lead to Poland’s liberation and independence.