Honorary Legion of the Pilsudski Institute

The Pilsudski Institute of America would like to invite all of you to join Honorary Legion of the Pilsudski Institute.


  The idea of the Institute’s Honorary Legion refers to First Cadre Company (Pierwsza Kompania Kadrowa) that on August 6th, 1914, began a historic march towards Poland's freedom. The Honorary Legion was created at the Institute several years ago. Our dream is to have 145 Legionnaires - just as much as First Cadre Company.

Our mission is to preserve archival materials and provide public access to key historical documents. The Pilsudski Institute of America in its archives possesses unique documents and photos from the Polish-Bolshevik war, including the original order of the Battle of Warsaw, with signatures of Marshal Pilsudski and highest Polish commanders. The Battle of Warsaw, also known as the “Miracle on the Vistula'', fought from August 12th to 25th, 1920, turned the tide of Polish-Bolshevik war and prevented the Bolshevik revolution from spreading into western Europe. Historical documents from that period are availiable on our website. 




Replika krzyza legionowegoThe Honorary Legion, created at the Institute several years ago, is a fundraising initiative to support the Institute, with a pledge of $5,000. All who join the Honorary Legion receive honorary badge - replique of Legionary Cross. The names of individuals and institutions who join the Honorary Legion are engraved on a commemorative plaque displayed at the Institute Gallery. The proceeds of the Honorary Legion are used to support the Pilsudski Institute to continue its mission of preserving and promoting Polish national heritage, history and culture in the USA. Anyone who has any questions about joining the Horonary Legion is kindly asked toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can pledge online or by sending a check to the address: Pilsudski Institute, 138 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222. 




Ministerstwo Kultury
Biblioteka Narodowa
Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych
Konsulat RP w NY
Fundacja na rzecz Dziedzictwa Narodowego
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs