Recognition by the president of Poland of his service to the country left him “immeasurably grateful,” says Frank Simpson, professor emeritus in the School of the Environment.
Dr. Simpson received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland at the Polish Consulate General in Toronto on May 2.
“I am deeply moved by the Polish community of Windsor showing approval of my activities in this way,” Simpson said in his acceptance speech.
The Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland honours foreigners and Polish people living abroad for great service to Poland. The Knight’s Cross is the fifth class of the Order. Simpson was honoured in recognition of his service to the Republic of Poland and for activities of many years on behalf of the Polish community in Canada.
Polish Consul General in Toronto, Magdalena Pszczółkowska, made the presentation during celebrations of Polonia Day and the 232nd anniversary of the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791.