Hundreds of tulips honour Poland's former First Lady
PR dla Zagranicy
Hundreds of yellow tulips have been laid in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw in memory of late First Lady Maria Kaczyńska, who died in the 2010 Smolensk air crash.
Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski.
Yellow tulips, Kaczyńska's favourite flower, were laid on her coffin when it was brought to the Presidential Palace on April 13, 2010.
Dozens of people placed the flowers on the footpath in front of the Presidential Palace.
They said Kaczyńska had been a noble woman who did many good things for her country and for people in need.
Kaczyńska and her husband, then-President Lech Kaczyński, died along with 94 others on 10 April, 2010, when their plane crashed while trying to land at a military air base in Smolensk, western Russia.
In 2008, Dutch tulip breeder Jan Ligthart named a cream-coloured tulip variety that he had worked 18 years to create in Maria Kaczyńska's honour. (vb/pk)
Source: IAR, prezydent.pl