Forgotten No More: Polish American Veterans of the Blue Army of General Haller

On June 17th, the Polish Institute of Culture & Research at Orchard Lake, along with representative of Polonia from across the USA and Canada, Their Excellencies Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron and Bishop Robert Fisher, Fr. Bernard Witek, SDS, representatives of the Polish and Canadian governments, and current and retired members of the Polish and American Armed Forces, dedicated the new gravestones of Blue Army Soldiers at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

The previously unmarked graves were provided new gravestones through the assistance of Poland’s Institute for National Remembrance thanks to the dedication and years of effort by Mrs. Henrietta Nowakowski.

To learn more about this event, the men buried in the “Polish Soldiers’ Cemetery,” and how the veterans were finally recognized, you may download the complete program booklet which contains historical articles and biographies of the soldiers at the link below.

We also invite to view the documentary film “The Voice from the Graves” by Alicja Karlic, editor of the Polish Media Center and the Polish Weekly on YouTube.


This booklet and the ceremonies to dedicate the new gravestones and monument
for the Blue Army soldiers at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery have been made possible
by support of these generous sponsors.

Bóg zapłać!

Gold Sponsors

Reverend Stanley Ulman

Srodek’s Quality Polish Food and Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage, Co.

Honorary Consul of Poland in Detroit, Mr. Richard Walawender

The Honorable Colonel A. Rocky Raczkowski & Mrs. Amalia Raczkowski

Waldemar and Annette Raczkowski

Michael and Jo Obloy

The Polish American Congress of Michigan Charitable Foundation

The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America

The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors

Algirdas Juocys, D.O. and Ewa Matuszewski

PLAV Post 16

Polish American Congress- Michigan Division and Polish Day Parade Committee

Dr. John Radziłowski

American Council for Polish Culture, Inc.

Drs. Gena and Zdzisław Jurek

Wallace and Joann Ozog

Zbigniew and Anna Martusiewicz

Polish Army Veterans Association of America

American Polish Cultural Center

Friends of Polish Art

Bronze Sponsors

Anna Bieciuk

Chester Szczotka

Polish Art Center

Zosia Duniec-Dmuchowski and Frank Dmuchowski

Polish American Numismatic Society

Lester and Lidia Rosik

The Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan

Nancy Dewicki Campbell

Tekla Vintage Clothing/ Karen Majewski

Polish Army Veterans Association Post 952

Club Filarets

Władysław and Ann Bankowski

Polanki, Inc., Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee

Irene Dziechciarz

Barbara Lemecha

Polish-American Federal Credit Union

Polish Army Veterans Association District 6

Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin, Inc.- Madison