The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the “Peers of Independence” project recently established by the Karta Foundation to honor the centennial of Poland regaining its independence in 1918. “Peers of Independence” is a project aimed at encouraging Polish youth to learn about one of the most beautiful moments of people-to-people relations between Poland and the United States: the 1926 Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States. This document, which can be found on the web portal http://nieskonczenieniepodlegla-ludzie.pl/, is a 111-volume album containing expressions of gratitude to the American nation for their support during the creation of the Second Polish Republic, which 5.5 million Polish citizens signed in 1926 and presented to U.S. President Calvin Coolidge in honor of the 150th anniversary of American independence. Earlier this week, Ambassador Jones helped Karta launch the “Peers of Independence” history competition for Polish youth where they are encouraged to research the lives and fates of those Poles who signed the 1926 Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States. In pledging his support for the history competition, Ambassador Jones said it complements the U.S. Diplomatic Mission’s ongoing “100 Lat Razem” initiative that highlights the people-to-people ties between Poland and the United States during the last century, today, and into the future.