Polish national colours light up Niagara Falls
PR dla Zagranicy
Niagara Falls and other major landmarks in the state of New York will be lit red and white during the Polish-American Festival of Western New York.
Niagara Falls. Photo: Saffron Blaze/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
The Peace Bridge, Buffalo City Hall, Electric Tower in Buffalo and Niagara Falls will be flooded with red and white lights, the colours of the Polish flag on Saturday and Sunday.
An annual parade in Buffalo honouring 18th-century Polish general Kazimierz (Casimir) Pulaski, who probably saved George Washington's life in the American War of Independence, will be held as the festival closes on Sunday.
Anna Maria Anders, a secretary of state in the Polish Prime Minister's office and the daughter of war-time hero General Władysław Anders, will serve as the Special Honorary Grand Marshal in the parade.
“Having someone of the stature as Secretary of State Anders coming to Up-state NY is a huge honour for not just our Polish community but for everyone in the area,” said Joseph Mikolaj Rej Junior, co-chair of the General Pulaski Parade.
“It is only fitting that also some of the most recognisable spots in our area shine white and red,” he added. (vb)