Poland honors plane crash dead with new memorial

November 10, 2010 13:27

WARSAW, Poland— Sirens wailed and a military band played Poland's national anthem as the country inaugurated a new memorial to the late president and 95 others killed in a plane crash earlier this year.

The observances Wednesday at Warsaw's Powazki military cemetery came seven months after the April 10 plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski and many other prominent political and military figures.

New President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk gathered with relatives of those killed at a new memorial. It is made of two huge granite slabs that look like airplane wings entering the earth.

The late leader's twin brother Jaroslaw Kaczynski — who is also the opposition leader — attended a separate event.

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