The Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 was the first constitution to follow the 1788 ratification of the United States Constitution. May 3 was restored as an official Polish holiday in April 1990, after the fall of communism.
A parade was held in Cleveland's Slavic Village and another was held in Parma on Sunday May 5, 2012.
Enjoy these images from the 2012 Polish Constitution Day Parade in Parma.
Stanley Rejnis, John Borkowski, Mark Relovsky and Fr. Eric Orzech
Veterans lined up before the Parade
US Coast Guard
Francis Rutkowski spoke about the Parade Grand Marshall, Rev. Msgr. Leo Telesz
The Grand Marshall of the 2012 Cleveland Polish Constitution Day Parade was Rev. Msgr, Leo Telesz who was born in 1917. He was ordained in 1939 and served Polonia against the scourge of Nazis and Soviet occupation.
Meteorologist Bruce Kalinowski was Master of Ceremonies
Veterans led the parade
Polish Legion of America
Polish American Congress Ohio Division
Polish Women's Alliance of America
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
Society of Poles
Normandy HS Band
Miss Polonia Ohio Bernadette Wielgus and Court
Parma Senior Center Raisin' Canes
Parma HS Band
Saint Casimir Church
Cleveland Polka Association
John Paul II Cultural Center
Girl Scout Troup 71499
Union of Poles
Syrena Folk Ensemble
Valley Forge HS Band
St Mary's Polish National Catholic Church
Pope John Paul II Banner
Judge Diane Karpinski
John Borkowski and friends
Francis Rutkowski thanked MC Bruce Kalinowski
after the parade