It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright, a visionary leader and a brilliant diplomat who devoted her life to serving the United States.

Just before the 2016 Presidential election, president of Polish American Congress, Frank J Spula welcomed Former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright to the PNA Building in Chicago to meet with Polonia.  She was campaigning for presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who grew up nearby in Park Ridge, Illinois.  The former Secretary of State expressed her admiration for Poland and the Poles as champions of freedom against totalitarianism and applauded the contributions of Polish Americans to the United States.  Polonia will miss our former Secretary of State who as a diplomat was a true fighter for freedom. 

Photographs from Madeleine Albright’s visit to the PNA are available in the following article:

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