Photo: Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver attends the opening of the “From Poland with Love” exhibition.
On October 18 the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver attended the opening of the “From Poland with Love” exhibition curated by the Dom Spotkań z Historią in Warsaw. The event, which included a screening of the short movie, “The Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States” and a jazz performance by Michał Urbaniak, took place within the framework of Year of Wilson celebrations celebrated by the City of Warsaw. During his remarks at the event, Finver read fragments of US President Wilson’s January 8, 1918 renowned 14 Points address in which he called for Poland regaining its independence. In light of the upcoming 100th anniversaries of Poland’s restored independence (2018) and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Poland (2019), Finver also called attention to the mutual bonds that national figures from Poland such as Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Casimir Pulaski have helped to create with America. As Finver said, “These expressions of support for one another’s countries spring from the enduring character of our people’s and leaders’ affections for each other, and from the values we share – principles such as self-determination, freedom, and democracy.” The US Embassy would like to thank the Dom Spotkań z Historią, the City of Warsaw, the Ronald Reagan Foundation and the American Center Warsaw for their support of “From Poland with Love” and the role it plays in bringing Poland and America even closer together.