Mass Commemorating Smolensk Polish Aircraft Victims

On Sunday, April 14, at 10:00 am a Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church in Hamtramck (3851 Prescott) to commemorate the third anniversary of the Smolensk Polish Aircraft Victims.  The Mass, organized by the Michigan Division of the Polish American Congress, will be celebrated (in Polish language) by Fr. Bogdan Milosz.

The 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash occurred on April 10, 2010, when a Tupolev Tu-154M aircraft crashed near the city of Smoleñsk, Russia, killing all 96 people onboard.  These included Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife, former President Ryszard Kaczorowski and other officials and members of Polish clergy.

The flight was conducted for the purpose of taking many high ranking Polish officials to ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn Massacre.