08 August 2014
4th July celebrations

The 238th Independence Day celebrations were particularly special for Poles this year as it also marked the 25th anniversary of freedom for Poland. Ambassador Stephen Mull presented the Jan Karski Prize to Bogdan Borusewicz on behalf of KOR, the Worker’s Defence Committee. KOR was a civilian protest group that was established to defend prisoners of the communist regime in the 1970s. Jan Karski was a Polish resistance fighter in World War II and later a Professor at Georgetown University in the USA.

The ambassador thanked representatives of American business for their generous support of this year’s Independence Day celebrations, saying “All that you eat and drink, the music that you listen and dance to and the fireworks that light up the sky are all a gift from the American business community. Many thanks to all our sponsors for their fantastic generosity.”

As always, Domino’s Pizza was very popular with the guests. Domino’s Pizza was founded in 1960 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Today there are more than 11,000 Domino’s stores around the world, in more than 70 countries. In Poland Domino’s has grown rapidly, since opening its first store in February 2011, with 18 stores in July 2014, including one sub-franchised store. Domino’s reputation is built on fast delivery from the moment of ordering, with no compromise on quality. Fresh and hot pizza can be ordered in store, by phone and online via web and mobile app.