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    New Monument for Smolensk Plane Crash Victims


    by NTDTelevision

    We go now to Warsaw, Poland. The Polish president and top officials unveiled a new monument on Wednesday (November 10th). It’s to commemorate the victims of the tragic plane crash at Smolensk, Russia. Last April, 96 passengers from Poland lost their lives. Among them was former Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife.

    It happened seven months ago to the day and to the hour, even to the minute.

    At 8:41 a.m. on April 10th, the airplane carrying former Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others crashed in Smolensk, Russia.

    But today in Warsaw, at a military cemetery, the President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski, the Polish prime minister and top officials unveil a granite monument dedicated to the crash victims.

    The monument looks like a plane wing box, with its granite block broken in half. The tips are buried in soil and carry the names of all 96 victims.

    During the ceremony, a list with the names of all crash victims is read amid speeches and prayers.

    The families of the victims unite today in sorrow, as they lay wreaths at the foot of the monument, bidding farewell to their loved ones.

    Tom Ozimek, NTD News, Warsaw, Poland