MONUMENTS MAN CURTIS L. DAGLEY RECEIVES HIGHEST HONORS FROM THE POLISH GOVERNMENT

curtis-l-dagley-desi-smith-monuments-man-polish-government-award-cermony-gloucester-october-27-2016-copyright-kim-smithCurtis L. Dagley and Desi Smith

The return of the altar of St. Mary’s Basilica can be compared to the return of our Liberty Bell, is how the recovery of this Polish national treasure was expressed at today’s ceremony honoring Curtis L. Dagley, World War II veteran and Gloucester Times photographer Desi Smith’s father-in-law. Curtis was honored by the Polish government, the City of Gloucester, and the Massachusetts State Senate. Read the complete amazing Andrea Holbrook piece in today’s Gloucester Daily Times front page story.

Polish art historian Dr. Agata Wolska honoring WWll Monuments Man Curtis Dagley

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Katarzyna Padlock presenting Curtis with the Bene Merito award

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The City of Gloucester and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland honoring Curtis Dagley.

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On behalf of the Massachusetts citizens and the state senate, Senator Bruce Tarr honors Monuments Man Cutis L. Dagley

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I only took cell phone photos today but am sure Desi will be sharing many beautiful images from today’s event. The family snapshots are of Curtis’s sisters and brother, along with Curtis’s daughter and Desi’s wife Terry.

Images of St. Mary’s Basilica Krakow, Poland courtesy Google image search

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