President hands standard to 3rd Regional Logistics Base, Krakow
At a ceremony dedicated to handing over a standard to the 3rd Regional Logistics Base in Krakow, southern Poland, on Saturday, President Andrzej Duda said the banner was a symbol of "readiness to fight and to defend the Republic."
The president said that the standard of a military unit is a sign of unity, strength and power under which the soldiers are gathered to serve the Republic. "It is always a great moment when a military unit receives a standard," the president said.
"It is a symbol of readiness to fight, a symbol of readiness to protect the Republic, a symbol of readiness to stand in any need and at any calling," he went on to say.
Andrzej Duda also said that in the military sense the standard is the most sacred symbol that soldiers have in their unit. Losing the standard always means disorganisation, a collapse of morale and defeat, he said.