American soldiers serving at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) in Bydgoszcz, Poland, invited their fellow staff members to join celebrations of the Independence Day. The ceremony held at the JFTC compound on 2 July, two days prior to the official date of this national holiday, gathered military representatives of numerous NATO nations serving in Bydgoszcz, friends and distinguished guests, to include Polish Generals and US Defense Attaché to Poland.

“Today we are united in NATO. We have strong Polish-American relations. We can celebrate your Independence Day together with you and our multinational JFTC family”, said Major General Adam Joks, JFTC Commander, emphasizing the importance of the USA within the NATO family, as the backbone of the Alliance, fundamental to European security and freedom.

The US Senior National Representative at JFTC, Colonel Nicholas Nuzzo, added: “Americans have a lot to be thankful for as we celebrate our 244th Independence Day. On behalf of the U.S. military service members stationed here in Bydgoszcz – the NATO Capital of Poland – I would like to highlight how grateful we are for our Allies and Partners.  We recognize we do not deter or win wars alone.”

The list of distinguished guests who honoured the US Independence Day with their presence included Major General Dariusz Malinowski, Deputy Commander of the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command, Brigadier General Karol Molenda, Director of the Polish National Cyber Security Centre, Brigadier General Piotr Żurawski, Counselor Coordinator for the General Command of the Polish Armed Forces, Colonel Eric J. Trychon, US Defense Attaché to Poland, and Commanders of NATO units based in Bydgoszcz. General Joks also passed congratulations to all Americans on behalf of General Rajmund Andrzejczak, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces.


July has a special meaning for all Americans. On 4 July 1776, thirteen colonies in North America declared their independence. On that day, the thirteen original colonies became united, free and independent states. Now, the 4th of July is the most important national holiday celebrated in the USA.

Happy to celebrate the day together, we wish our American friends and all US citizens all the best and a happy Independence Day!

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