New tombstones ensure bravery of Polish ‘Blue Army’ volunteers is never forgotten

Fifty-nine new grave markers commemorating the Polish “Blue Army” were blessed and dedicated at a ceremony June 17 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

The granite grave markers are in memory of the Polish-American volunteers who served in the “Blue Army,” a World War I military unit comprised of ethnic Poles and Polish immigrants who fought on the Western Front and later in the Polish-Soviet War.