October 11th is General Kazimierz Pulaski’s memorial day in the United States. “On this day, we celebrate the life of General Kazimierz Pulaski and the democratic ideals and values for which he so courageously gave his life – values shared by the United States and Poland, and which form the basis of the enduring bond of friendship between our two countries” – US President Joe Biden wrote in a proclamation on the occasion. Pulaski died on October 11, 1779, of wounds sustained at the Battle of Savannah.
“On General Pulaski’s Memorial Day, we salute Brigadier General Kazimierz Pulaski, the Polish-born hero of the American Revolution, who gave his life 242 years ago to defend the cause of our free, independent nation. Military capabilities, he has been called “the father of the American cavalry,” US President Joe wrote. Biden in an advertisement.
“Currently, General Pulaski’s legacy and contribution to our democracy honors 9 million Polish Americans. Polish Americans have played an essential role in the development of our nation – defending our country in uniform, protecting our community as lifeguards, creating new businesses and developing our economy, and educating future generations. American leaders, fighting on the front lines of the pandemic, and creating art that inspires us, are just examples,” the American leader emphasized.
Joe Biden noted that, “In 1929, Congress recognized ‘Pulaski Memorial Day’ as ‘General Pulaski Memorial Day’ in 1929, recognizing General Pulaski’s impact on American society. Eighty years later Congress granted him honorary citizenship of the United States. Today, he added, States, cities, and communities across the country celebrate Kazimierz Pulaski at parks, schools, and landmarks that bear his name – and remember his heroism and sacrifices in the defense of our new nation.”
“On this day, we celebrate the life of General Kazimierz Pulaski and the democratic ideals and values for which he so bravely gave his life – values shared by the United States and Poland, and which form the basis of the enduring bond of friendship between our two countries” – the document reads.
“I encourage all Americans to celebrate this occasion with appropriate programs and activities in honor of General Kazimierz Pulaski, as well as honoring all those who stand up for our nation’s freedom,” he stressed.
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