A highly decorated Polish war hero performed his last duty at the age of 94 when he walked his granddaughter down the aisle for her wedding. He passed away two days later.
Many tears were shed at the site of an obviously unwell Bronislaw Karwowski, dressed in full military regalia, determinedly escorting his granddaughter Joanna into the church on her wedding day. The groom had to fight back tears as he hugged and kissed the elder on both cheeks before turning to gaze at his beautiful bride.
Karwowski, a Polish resister, had escaped from the Nazis in World War II, only to be recaptured. He also was part of the resistance movement against the Communist takeover in Poland after the war, and was again arrested in 1948, and spent 10 years in prison.
He was later awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland for his efforts to help his country, among many other awards.
The Polish Armed Forces posted a tribute to Karwowski on his passing:
“We regret to announce that today, on 1st September 2018, on the 79th anniversary of Germany’s assault on Poland, the national hero and insurgent of the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, Major Bronislaw Karwowski retired to the eternal guard. He was 94 years old.
“He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland, the Silver Cross of Merit with Swords, the Cross of the National Armed Deed and many others.”
The last duty he performed giving Joanna away would have made him, along with everyone else, very proud.
The emotional moments were captured on video, and you can enjoy them too.
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