Statement by the President on Polish Constitution Day

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

May 2, 2011

Statement by the President on Polish Constitution Day

On behalf of the American people, I send my best wishes to all who celebrate Polish Constitution Day — here in America, in Poland and around the world.  Since adopting their Constitution in 1791, the Polish people have endured tremendous tragedy and challenges, yet their perseverance has offered hope and inspiration to people around the world.  Even today, fledgling democratic movements look to Poland as an example and guide.  Here in the United States, Polish Americans are an important part of our national character. As strong NATO allies, the United States and Poland are working together to promote stability, security and economic opportunity in Europe, Afghanistan and around the world.

I look forward to deepening the enduring ties between the United States and Poland when I visit Warsaw later this month.

 

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