Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland in English
“Whoever we are, wherever we live” – with these words Polish program “Niepodległa” (Independent) invites everyone, from the sea to the Tartas and all over the world, to sing the Polish National Anthem on 11 November 2018 at noon.
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