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Posted on 04/11/2010 9:51:13 AM PDT by lizol
Polish Presidents body arrives home
The body of the late President Lech Kaczynski arrived at Warsaws military airport, Sunday afternoon, and the coffin driven through streets lined with thousands of Poles wanting to pay their respects.
The coffin was removed from the CASA military aircraft which had taken it from Smolensk where the presidents plane crashed on Saturday. Archbishop Jozef Kowalczyk and Metropolitan of Warsaw Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz were waiting on the tarmac to say mass.
At 15.24 CET the coffin, draped in the Polish flag, was placed on the airports apron and then visited and kissed by Lech Kaczynskis tearful daughter, Marta, the late presidents twin brother Jaroslaw, acting head of state Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and many other dignitaries and family who had gathered at the airport.
The coffin was placed in a funeral car and driven slowly through the streets of Warsaw to the chapel at the Presidential Palace. There the coffin will be open to public view, although not today, spokesman Jacek Sasin told TVP Info.
For sure this will not happen on Sunday, he said.
Sasin added that the date for President Kaczynskis funeral has yet to be settled and is up to members of his family to decide.
Prime Minister Tusk has described the plane crash on Saturday in Smolensk, western Russia, as killing 96, as a tragedy that the modern world has not seen before.
And back in Warsaw
President's doughter and twin brother
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Speaker of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek
And the rest of the Polish people
Very sorry for Poland’s pain. May the victims rest in peace.
Thank you for posting.
Thank you, lizol.
A pilot on Fox said that they were using a GCA approach
to a military airport. I wondered if our military stills uses this system anywhere in the world?
What a terrible tragedy.
Thanks for the pictures.
I had a chance to watch Tusk’s press conference, and I could tell how upset he was, although he and Kaczynski were bitter rivals.
The one silver lining to all this, is that it should bring all Poles closer together.
who is representing the usa.........they are a VERY CLOSE ALLY...
You mean “were” with the Usurper in the White House.
Liberals hate Poland, because of their stances on abortion and gays, to them, Poland is the new South Africa.
Thanks for posting these.
I would imagine they will send the idiot Biden. The “Funeral Detail” seems to be the KEY job of the VP.
Thank you for posting, so that we can share more deeply in your grief at this catastrophe.
Very sad. Poland is great ally of America.
I’m sorry, but Poland is NOT the new S.Africa. While Poland is one of Europe’s only remaining lights, and a bastion of freedom and excellence in a sea of miry muck; S.Africa used to be a land of striated freedom for most. The two nations are not similar in any way
Beautiful pictures. Thank you very much. Not a dry eye between my wife and I.
Of course not, but liberals are so deluded, that is how they see it.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Polish People.
Thank you for posting these. God be with Poland.