Observations

Observations
On page 8 we have a letter to the Polish American Congress Federal Credit Union. Please note that this is published as a paid advertisement, and is not necessarily representative of any viewpoint or editorial policy of the Polish Weekly newspaper. It distresses me to see the controversy over management of a business that the letter represents, and all I can say is that I hope matters will be resolved properly.
Thomas Mikulski certainly has some interesting things to say and think about in his latest “In My View” column. This week he focuses on nothing less than the long range development of global politics as the rise of China continues in the face of the financial meltdown that has touched so much of the rest of the world community. Thomas uses the backdrop of international influence to demonstrate (rightfully so) the importance of educational reform in America. I couldn’t help but relate this to my own concerns about the decline of America’s manufacturing capacity as we continue to ship production of goods overseas or at least outside of our own borders. I constantly hear the discussions that America is changing from a manufacturing economy into a service and information economy. As we continue to do so, nothing could be more important, it seems, than maintaining pre-eminence in the field of education, but as Thomas points out, we are deteriorating woefully in terms of primary education. The economic crisis is far from the only one we face.
October is Polish Heritage month, and this week we have items on Marek Edelman (this page) and Colonel Matt Urban (page 7). Edelman passed away on October 2nd of this year. He was a hero to both Poles and Jews, being a leader and fighter in both the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Colonel Urban was a diligent and courageous soldier who may have received more medals than any other U. S. soldier, including seven purple hearts and the Medal of Honor. Please note that the Polish American Community in Michigan’s Thumb area is leading a letter writing and petition campaign to have the U. S. Post office issue a stamp in Colonel Urban’s honor. Contact information is given at the end of the article.

On page 8 we have a letter to the Polish American Congress Federal Credit Union. Please note that this is published as a paid advertisement, and is not necessarily representative of any viewpoint or editorial policy of the Polish Weekly newspaper. It distresses me to see the controversy over management of a business that the letter represents, and all I can say is that I hope matters will be resolved properly.

Thomas Mikulski certainly has some interesting things to say and think about in his latest “In My View” column. This week he focuses on nothing less than the long range development of global politics as the rise of China continues in the face of the financial meltdown that has touched so much of the rest of the world community. Thomas uses the backdrop of international influence to demonstrate (rightfully so) the importance of educational reform in America. I couldn’t help but relate this to my own concerns about the decline of America’s manufacturing capacity as we continue to ship production of goods overseas or at least outside of our own borders. I constantly hear the discussions that America is changing from a manufacturing economy into a service and information economy. As we continue to do so, nothing could be more important, it seems, than maintaining pre-eminence in the field of education, but as Thomas points out, we are deteriorating woefully in terms of primary education. The economic crisis is far from the only one we face.

October is Polish Heritage month, and this week we have items on Marek Edelman (this page) and Colonel Matt Urban (page 7). Edelman passed away on October 2nd of this year. He was a hero to both Poles and Jews, being a leader and fighter in both the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943 and the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. Colonel Urban was a diligent and courageous soldier who may have received more medals than any other U. S. soldier, including seven purple hearts and the Medal of Honor. Please note that the Polish American Community in Michigan’s Thumb area is leading a letter writing and petition campaign to have the U. S. Post office issue a stamp in Colonel Urban’s honor. Contact information is given at the end of the article.

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