An appeal of the Kościuszko Mound Committee in Kraków regarding the vandalized Kościuszko monument
In response to the devastation of the Tadeusz Kościuszko monument during the riots in front of the White House in the US, prof. Mieczysław Rokosz – president of the Kościuszko Mound Committee in Kraków sent a letter addressed to Georgette Mosbacher – US Ambassador to Poland and prof. Piotr Wilczek – Polish Ambassador in Washington, in which he expressed his deep outrage at the act of vandalism, assured his solidarity with all people of good will and called for the monument to be restored to its original state.
The content of the letter:
We received shocking news about the vile and wicked desecration of the statue of General Tadeusz Kościuszko in La Fayette Square in front of the White House in Washington.
Taken over by deep sadness due to this act of vandalism as well as due to the defect of the dignity of the President of the United States Donald Trump by the forces destroying social order, in the current particularly difficult global situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic – on behalf of the Kościuszko Mound Committee established in Cracow in 1820. – I hereby declare our solidarity with all people of Good Will in the United States, especially with our friends who cultivate the memory of General Kościuszko and his universal and non-barred ideals. The fight against all evil in the modern world is our moral duty. And as a custodian of the memory of General Kościuszko, whose ideals became part of the fundamental values of the United States, let me express my wish that the Kościuszko monument in Washington should be immediately restored to its immaculate state.
President of the Kościuszko Mound Committee in Kraków
Photo: Tadeusz Kościuszko monument in Washington DC, Wikipedia