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FOR IMMEDIATE  RELEASE                                               May 8, 2007

CITY OF GLEN COVE, LONG ISLAND
PAYS TRIBUTE TO MAY 3rd CONSTITUTION

AMERICA'S AND POLAND'S
CONSTITUTIONS WERE THE FIRST

For Hispanic Americans, the big holiday in May is on the 5th, the Cinco de Mayo.

For Polish Americans, it's on May 3rd, the anniversry of the 1791 Polish Constitution, the first constitution in history on the European continent.

Polish American communities throughout the United States marked that date with commemorative observances. In the City of Glen Cove on New York’s Long Island, Mayor Ralph Suozzi paid special tribute to his Polish constituents with an official proclamation presented to them at the Polish National Home of Glen Cove.

Mayor Suozzi is shown above (right) with Frank Milewski (center), president of the Downstate New York Division of the Polish American Congress and Zbigniew Kurjanski, president of the Polish National Home. Mayor Suozzi is the brother of Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi who was a candidate for governor of New York State last year.

"The same spirit which guided America’s founding fathers at the Constitutional Convention of 1786 prevailed in Poland when it adopted its own constitution just five years later," said Milewski, citing how the ideals of liberty and independence inspired the Polish heroes Pulaski and Kosciuszko to come to America and fight at the side of George Washington in the American Revolution.

Contact: Frank Milewski (718) 263-2700 Ext. 105

 
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