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.
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
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
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
Władysław and Ann Bankowski
Polanki, Inc., Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Milwaukee
Polish-American Federal Credit Union
Polish Army Veterans Association District 6
Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin, Inc.- Madison