100th Anniversary of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points Address Calling for Poland’s Independence

January 8, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s famous “Fourteen Points” address to the U.S. Congress, in which he notably called for Poland’s independence.  As part of the U.S. Embassy’s recently launched initiative, 100 Years Together:  People * History * Future, Ambassador Paul Jones presented a plaque to the City of Warsaw honoring President Wilson for his role in championing the independence of Poland.  Ambassador Jones also hosted an American piano and big band concert (located next to Wilson Square) to celebrate the centennial of the United States’ role in Poland regaining independence.  President Wilson, who ensured that America was the first country to recognize Poland’s independence after World War I, was subsequently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919.  In 1922 Poland conferred upon him the Order of the White Eagle.