Medal of Gratitude

The Medal of Gratitude was designed by Dobrochna Surajewska, the sculptor from Gdańsk. The word "dziękuję" (thank you) is stamped on the obverse of the medal in 43 languages (including Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Greek, Lithuanian, Swedish, Welsh, Czech, Portuguese, Japanese). The reverse bears the inscription "Solidarity" , image of the historical gate of the Gdansk Shipyard adorned with flowers and the Latin maxim: Hic nobis adiumento in periculis, solacio in laboribus fuit (He came to our aid in danger, to comfort us when it was hard).