Two Polish Falcons Heroes To Be Honored
I am pleased to announce to you that the Polish Falcons of America has been invited to participate in a historic event marking the 100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence following World War I. On Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Polish Army Veterans Association of America District 2 in New York will be unveiling a commemorative plaque during the annual Soldier's Day Celebration at the American Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pa.
The plaque depicts Polish Falcons past President Dr. Teofil A. Starzynski, a true founder of the war effort of the Polish Immigration in America in 1917-1919. Dr. Starzynski served as PFA National President from 1912-1918 and 1924 to 1952. In the War Effort, he led the recruitment of more than 20,000 volunteers from the U.S. and Canada to the Polish Army in France, also known as the Blue Army. Most of the volunteers were Members of the Polish Falcons.
The second figure on the plaque is Agnieszka Wisla, also a Member of the Polish Falcons, who was an outstanding volunteer during the recruitment effort of the Polish Army in France. She was the only Falcon from Chicago to serve as a nurse of the Polish White Cross in France and Poland.
The plaque was created by Andrzej Pitynski, a well-known Polish artist/sculptor in the United States.

In addition to the unveiling of the plaque, wreaths will be laid at the grave of Dr. Starzynski who is buried in the cemetery at the Shrine. Below is the schedule for the day.
Polish Soldier's Day Program
August 19, 2018

10 a.m. - Breakfast at the Pilgrims' Center cafeteria
11 a.m. - Laying of wreaths on the grave of Dr. Teofil StarzyƄski and by the monument "The Avenger" at the Veterans Cemetery
11:30 a.m. - Start of celebration before the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa/National Anthems, Roll Call of Honor, Taps Bugle Call, Rifle Salute, Review of Troops and Parade

12:30 p.m. - Holy Mass at the Shrine of O.L. Of Czestochowa
1:30-2:30 p.m. - Unveiling of the commemorative plaque and patriotic ceremony
2:30 p.m. - Lunch
I am asking all Polish Falcons Members, Nests and Districts to participate in this historic occasion. If you are planning to attend, please let me know by August 9. (Include the number of guests.) Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information at or 412-922-2244.


Timothy Kuzma


Polish Falcons of America