Polish community celebrates heritage during flag raising in Rome

October is Polish Heritage Month and the country’s flag was raised at Rome City Hall Thursday in celebration.

Posted: Oct 17, 2019 1:02 PM

ROME, N.Y. – October is Polish Heritage Month and the country’s flag was raised at Rome City Hall Thursday in celebration.

The Polish community came to the event to show pride in their heritage, and honor the annual tradition.

Mary Anne Powell, vice president of the Polish Home in Rome, says while growing up, many Polish people lived in the same area of the city.

“The polish people pretty much lived in south Rome, and then urban renewal came and the whole neighborhood got split up, and then with the public schools we had in the area, everybody met other nationalities. I personally married an Irish guy,” said Powell.

Polish Heritage Month was first celebrated in 1981.

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