Philippine Ambassador to Poland Ms. Patricia Ann Paez, Cultural Officer Ms. Imelda de Joya, and a Polish soldier carrying the commemorative wreath from the Embassy of the Philippines walked towards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Amb. Paez and a Polish soldier carrying the wreath from the Embassy of the Philippines, followed by the Ambassador of Ireland H.E. Mr. Gerard Keown
Laying of the Philippine wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Amb. Paez signing the Remembrance Book; waiting for their turn are the Ambassador of Ireland H.E. Mr. Gerard Keown, the Ambassador of Bangladesh H.E. Mr. Muhammad Mahfuzur Rahman ; and the Ambassador of Netherlands H.E. Mr. Ronald Jacobus Petrus Marie Van Dartel
Ambassador of New Zealand H.E. Ms. Mary Thurton (extreme right) and Ambassador of Australia H.E. Mr. Paul Wojciechowski (2nd from right) initiated the commemoration of ANZAC Day in Warsaw
Starting from 2nd from left to the right: Ambassador of the Czech Republic H.E. Mr. Ivan Jestrab, Ambassador of Malaysia H.E. Ms. Chitra Desi Ramiah , Amb. Paez, Ms. de Joya and Ambassador of Turkey H.E. Mr. Tahsin Tunc Ugdul
WARSAW_____The Embassy of the Philippines in Warsaw participated in today’s commemoration of ANZAC Day which featured a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Plac Pilsudskiego in Warsaw.
Phillipine ambassador to Warsaw Ms. Patricia Ann V. Paez assisted by cultural officer Ms. Imelda de Joya, protocol officer/photographer Mr. Mariusz Dudszicki, and a soldier from the Polish Army laid a wreath of roses, in the yellow, red and blue colors of the Philippine flag, before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Initiated by the Ambassador of New Zealand H.E. Ms. Mary Thurton and the Ambassador of Australia H.E. Mr. Paul Wojciechowski, the Anzac Day “commemorates the contribution and sacrifice of New Zealanders and Australians who had served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations; and acknowledges those who serve today.”
“The day derives its name from the battle of Gallipoli in Turkey, a major World War I campaign involving the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), among others, which began on 25 April 1915.”
During the ceremony, Ambassador Thurton and Ambassador Wojciechowski delivered their commemorative addresses followed by the wreath-laying ceremony participated in by Polish officials, the representatives of the diplomatic corps, and the Polish veterans, among others.
The key participants signed the Remembrance Book. Colonel Ronald Ti of the Australian Army read the “Ode of Remembrance,” to wit:
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”
Australian Colonel Ronald Ti recited the “The Ode of Remembrance
Polish Military Band played the Trumpet “Reveille” to cap the ANZAC Day ceremony