Poland Marks Centenary Of Independence

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Poland is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent state on Sunday with a multitude of events across the country, including marches, Masses, and the national hymn being sung in more than 600 public places.

With celebrations around the country and the national white-and-red flag fluttering from buildings and buses.

Poland regained its independence at the end of World War I in 1918, reborn from the ashes of three defeated powers that had partitioned and ruled the Central European nation for more than a century.

The events in Poland coincide with a gathering of world leaders in Paris marking the centenary of the armistice that brought an end to the war that killed at least 10 million soldiers and millions of civilians.

To mark the occasion, the Foreign Ministry in Warsaw released a video with citizens of countries from the United States to Germany to Japan reading out the diplomatic cable of Nov. 16, 1918, that informed the world about the creation of the Polish Republic.

More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland’



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