This year’s celebrations of Constitution Day on May 3rd began with a Holy Mass for the Homeland at the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Myszków-Mijaczów, celebrated by Father Mariusz Frukacz and the parish priest, Monsignor Jan Batorski. After the service, the participants of the ceremony walked to the Katyn Memorial, where they laid commemorative flowers, and then marched through the city streets to the Memorial for the Fallen for the Myszków Region. There, homage was also paid to the victims of the struggle for Poland’s freedom and the creators of the May 3rd Constitution.
In addition to the numerous residents of the city, representatives of social organizations, associations, flag bearers of the city and district council, Myszków schools, fire brigades, police, scouts, and veterans were present: the host of the ceremony, Mayor of Myszków, Włodzimierz Żak, Member of the Polish Parliament, Mariusz Trepka, Myszków District Governor, Piotr Kołodziejczyk, Chairman of the City Council, Jerzy Woszczyk, along with councilors, Chairman of the District Council, Wojciech Picheta, along with councilors, as well as representatives of the Youth Council of the City of Myszków and the Youth Forum of Myszków County.
After laying the commemorative wreaths, Mayor Włodzimierz Żak thanked everyone for their attendance.
“The May 3rd Constitution (…) is a document that, in its provisions, encompassed the organization of state authorities, the duties, and rights of citizens. Constitution Day on May 3rd, a national holiday, is filled with democracy, love for the Fatherland, and love for fellow human beings. That is how it should be. Our ancestors dreamed of such a holiday and such a Poland (…) Today, the May 3rd Constitution appears to us as the foundation of the constitutional tradition of the Polish state and undoubtedly testifies to the care for the good of the Fatherland,” said Mayor Żak.
Speeches were also given by Member of the Polish Parliament, Mariusz Trepka, and Myszków District Governor, Piotr Kołodziejczyk, and a letter from Member of the European Parliament, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, was read by City Councilor Małgorzata Skinder.
The celebration was accompanied by the Mrzygłód Volunteer Fire Brigade Orchestra, and patriotic songs were performed by the military ensemble “Eskadra.”