I did post on the Group a few days ago that the memorial was being
unveiled on Tuesday. I don't think anyone reads my messages. I
know, it's sad about what was said in Wikipedia, isn't it? Please
send me the Wikipedia article you mentioned. I believe that can be
changed, as Wikipedia is not set in stone - it is meant to be changed
be readers who know the facts. I really do not understand people.
Do you know my own brother called me last night all pissed off
because I had my father's story published in our local paper? He
asked me why I feel the need to know and let everyone else know about
our father's past. I basically embarrassed him. I told him the
previous night to buy the paper, that I had a surprise for him. He
was not happy about the surprise at all. Whether or not Bush or
anyone else mentioned the Polish deportations, they did happen and
the memorial is at least something in Washington to remember them. I
know no one else on the Group agrees with me, and I think that's a
shame. Maybe it just that Polish stubborness? Or fear? My brother
actually said he's afraid that Communist sympathizers are going to be
at his door because I mentioned where my father lived after he got
married. My brother lives there now and his son is named after my
Dad. Whatever!!! What do you think about his reaction? Anyway,
thanks for commenting, Romuald, and please keep in touch. Take care.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, <romlipin@...> wrote:
> Hi Barbara,
> Thank you for emailing Pres. Bush's speech a the memorial ceremony.
It was nice of him to mention the Katyn massacre. The memorial was
unvailed without any fanfare. I am near Washington and would attend
the ceremony if I knew about it. Apparently, Polish Embassy was not
represented since Pres. Bush did not recognized them in his speech.
There are two articles in today's Washington Post on the subject.
They mention monetary donations from Czech Republic, Lithuania,
Georgia and Taiwan. Deportations of Poles are not mentioned and I
would not expect. You get what you pay for. Actually, I think that
the world accepted the deportations as something normal. In Wikipedia
I read that deportations of Poles "were JUSTIFIED for political
reasons". Sad .
> ---- beemail27@... wrote:
> > I'm glad President Bush spoke at the dedication. It makes it
> > important. Hopefully people in this country will realize that.
> > though. It's not up there with American Idol or Paris Hilton
going to jail, if
> > you know what I mean..........
> > _President Bush Attends Dedication of Victims of Communism
> > (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/06/20070612-
> > Barb Revoet
> > Connecticut, USA
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