Remembering The Battle Of Warsaw, Continuing The Fight Against Communist Tyranny
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the world marks the 100th anniversary of the decisive Battle of Warsaw when the Polish people stopped Vladimir Lenin’s Bolshevik invasion of Europe. In a foreshadow of NATO, free governments in Europe—and even volunteer military units from the United Sates—supported Poland against Soviet expansion. Lenin’s defeat in the Polish-Soviet War showed that it was possible to confront communist imperialism and win. Poland’s victory preserved its independence and prevented further Soviet invasion until 1939.
Like those who blocked the Soviet invasion at the “Miracle on the Vistula” 100 years ago, free countries today must continue to show the world’s most oppressive regimes that we will never accept their efforts to subjugate free peoples. We will learn from the past and will find the courage to defend the free world from tyranny in the 21st century.