Raymond L. Flynn, U. S. Ambassador, U. S. EMBASSY VATICAN. August 10, 1995:
Mr. Milun is one of many treasures Poland has given the world.
Jan Milun -
urodzony na Wileńszczyźnie,
|EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
August 10, 1995
Warm wishes from the U. S. Embassy to the Holy See on the fine work of Jan Milun in promoting peace through music and culture throughout the world.
This is a letter of support for the extraordinary work of Mr. Jan Milun over the years both in the U. S .A. and throughout the world. He has been a tireless promoter of the international language - music. I have personally seen his conscientious and dedicated hard work while I was Mayor of Boston in bringing people together through the arts and culture.
The U.S.A. has been blessed with the arrival of many immigrants to our shores over the decades. They have shared this wonderful talent since the building of America. Our relatively short history shows this to certainly be the case in religion, medicine, legal, music, arts, education and most significantly, its strong emphasis on the value of all human life and the family. Mr. Milun is one of many treasures Poland has given the world.
The International Gala Concert - 1998 to honor a special world figure, the Holy Father Pope John Paul II, on the occasion of his 20th Anniversary of his elevation to the Pontificate, would be a wonderful opportunity for the people Of the world to once again see the many talents of Mr. Milun, as well as the unique opportunity for all of us to share in this historic celebration.
I'm sure the T. V. set at the White House in
Washington, D.C. would
be tuned in to this International Concert, especially as it honors a
friend of the U. S .A. the Holy Father John Paul II. As President
personal representative to the Vatican, we wish God's blessings on this
important and historic concert,
U. S. EMBASSY VATICAN
KOMITET HONOROWY I GOSCIE
J.E. ks. Biskup Tadeusz Ploski
Dr Tadeusz Wrona
List Ambasadora Austriackiego
Der Oesterreichische Botschafter
August 6, 2008
Dear Mr. Milun!
I would like to congratulate you for the organization of this international concert to honor the 32Sth anniversary of the victorious second Battle of Vienna. Furthennore, I send my warm greetings to all participants and guests and would like to wish you all a pleasant and joyful event, which considering the excellent selection of composers and pieces you will certainly have.
The second siege of Vienna in 1683 and the subsequent victory after the arrival of the relief army under the supreme command of the great Polish king Jan III. Sobieski is not just a landmark episode in Austrian and Polish history, but in European history as well. However, what is more important is the fact, that it was an example of truly lived solidarity among European nations, as they were understood at that time. Witnessing the distress of a fellow country in its struggle with a powerful rival, Jan III. Sobieski was not hesitating to render every possible assistance, be it at the risk of his own life to defend not just the then borders of Europe, but the European culture and its way of life. With his selfless deed Jan III. Sobieski acted as a true European, long before this expression saw light. The Austrian people and especially the citizens of Vienna have ever since been very grateful towards Jan III. Sobieski and still keep him in their hearts and minds.
Although the year 1683 was very important in Polish-Austrian relations the bonds linking the two countries together reach far back to the lSth and 16th century and have continuously been developed since, so that even though we don't share any common border anymore we still have this mutual understanding that we are "cultural neighbors". After the fall of the iron curtain, Poland and Austria joined the European concert of nations called EU and are once again fulfilling their historical responsibility as intennediary between the Western and Eastern parts of Europe. Together we aim for the reunification of our continent and struggle to secure the EU as an area of freedom and prosperity for our future generations in a globalised and multi-polar world. In this regard I would like to mention the endeavors of our friend and former rival Turkey to contribute to our common European project. To reach this goal we shall always bear in mind the deeds of king Sobieski and act in his spirit.
Chcę uczcić Jana III Sobieskiego w Rzymie
Z Janem Milunem, niestrudzonym mecenasem i ambasadorem polskiej muzyki i kultury w Stanach Zjednoczonych, organizatorem ubiegłorocznego międzynarodowego koncertu na Jasnej Górze z okazji 325. rocznicy odsieczy wiedeńskiej, rozmawia Piotr Czartoryski-Sziler
Trwa obecnie zawiązywanie komitetu, który będzie czuwał
do przyszłorocznego koncertu na cześć króla Jana III Sobieskiego i Ojca
Świętego Jana Pawła II, który planuje Pan zrobić na placu św. Piotra w
Czy Ojciec Święty Benedykt XVI wie już o tych planach?
Jaka jest idea
Wydarzenie będzie miało charakter
Na placu św. Piotra raczej nie odbywają się koncerty...
Czy zastanawiał się już Pan nad jego programem?
Na koncert w Rzymie przylecą Polacy ze Stanów
Skąd czerpie Pan energię do robienia tak dużych
koncertów i czym one
są osobiście dla Pana?
Dziękuję za rozmowę.
STRUGGLES FOR POLAND