On December 6th, the U.S. Consul General in Cracow Walter Braunohler invited Alumni, students of American Studies (Jagiellonian University), school youth and Americans residing in Cracow for a very special event. On this day the Embassy and the U.S. Consulate in Poland formally began celebrating 100 years since regaining independence by Poland and very special Polish-American relations in the XX and XXI centuries. As evident in the photos, the meeting turned out to be a grand and pretty spectacular one. It started with Mr. Consul summarizing the history of the USA’s relations with Poland and Poles. Next came an online meeting – a teleconference with all 20 centers cooperating with the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. And last but not least, all participants were invited to try the cake, specially prepared for this occasion. From now on for two years the American side wants to continue reminding about Poland regaining its independence in 1918 and the exceptional nature of the Polish-American bond over centuries.