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President Thomas Woodrow Wilson honored by Sejm

US President Thomas Woodrow Wilson has been honored by the Polish parliament. Official documents underline the contributions Wilson made to Poland’s independence in 1918, as well as declared that a statue of the president should be built in Warsaw.

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The document reminded that in the last year of the First World War, Wilson introduced his peace program, the Fourteen Points. The 13th point declared the creation of an independent Polish state made up of a territory inhabited by Poles, with access to the sea and whose independence would be guaranteed by international conventions.

“He was one of the main characters deciding about the post-war borders of Europe during the Paris Peace Conference on the 18thof January 1919,” the act states.

Wilson strengthened the friendship between the Polish and American nations, referring to common values: the right of nations to self-determination, equality and freedom

The act of the Polish parliament also underlines that Wilson “strengthened the friendship between the Polish and American nations, referring to common values: the right of nations to self-determination, equality and freedom. For his contributions to Poland, he was awarded the Order of the White Eagle.”

In addition to an act commemorating Wilson, Polish MPs also undertook another, connected with Poland’s 100th independence anniversary. They commemorated the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of proceedings in the Polish parliament.