East Meadow in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Polish Freedom Fighters Memorial
those Polish freedom fighters
who made the supreme sacrifice
in W.W. II Invasion of Poland
Sept. 1st & 17th, 1939
American Polish Council of L.I. Inc.
Erected 1979 by Pamiętaj Katyń, American Polish Council of L.I. Inc.
Location. 40° 44.008′ N, 73° 34.632′ W. Marker is in East Meadow, New York, in Nassau County. Marker can be reached from Park Boulevard north of Route 24. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Meadow NY 11554, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Comfort Women" (within shouting distance of this marker); African-American Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Jewish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Catholic War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silent Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of The Four Immortal Chaplains (within shouting distance of this marker); Still on Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Meadow.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a low stone monument beneath a tree about 250 feet south of the Veterans Memorial Tower in Memorial Plaza in Eisenhower Park.
Also see . . . Invasion of Poland, Fall 1939 (US Holocaust Memorial Museum). On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. The Polish army was defeated within weeks of the invasion. From East Prussia and Germany in the north and Silesia and Slovakia in the south, German units, with more than 2,000 tanks and over 1,000 planes, broke through Polish defenses along the border and advanced on Warsaw in a massive encirclement attack. After heavy shelling and bombing, Warsaw surrendered to the Germans on September 27, 1939. Britain and France, standing by their guarantee of Poland's border, had declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939. The Soviet Union invaded eastern Poland on September 17, 1939. The demarcation line for the partition of German- and Soviet-occupied Poland was along the Bug River. (Submitted on July 29, 2017.)
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 93 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.