October 11 is the Day of Remembrance of General Kazimierz Pulaski in the United States. “On this day, we celebrate the life of General Kazimierz Pulaski and the ideals and democratic values for which he bravely gave his life – values common to the United States and Poland, which form the basis of a lasting bond of friendship between our countries” – wrote US President Joe Biden in the proclamation from this occasion. Pulaski died on October 11, 1779 from wounds sustained at the Battle of Savannah.
“On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we pay tribute to Brigadier General Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish-born hero of the American Revolution, who 242 years ago gave his life to defend the cause of establishing our free and independent nation. Due to his leadership and military abilities, he was called ‘the father of the American cavalry’. ‘The dedication and service of General Pulaski are a great example of the enormous contribution that immigrants made to the building of our great nation,’ wrote US President Joe Biden in the proclamation.
“Currently, the legacy and contribution of general Pulaski to our democracy honors 9 million Americans of Polish descent. Polish Americans played an integral role in the development of our nation – defending our country in uniform, protecting our society as lifeguards, establishing new companies and developing our economy, educating the next generations. of American leaders, fighting on the front lines of the pandemic and creating art that inspires us, are just some examples, “the American leader emphasized.
Joe Biden recalled that “in 1929, Congress recognized the” General Pulaski Memorial Day “as” General Pulaski Memorial Day “in 1929, recognizing General Pulaski’s influence on American society. Eighty years later Congress granted him honorary citizenship of the United States.” “Today, states, cities and communities across the country celebrate Kazimierz Pulaski in parks, schools, and landmarks that bear his name – and recall his heroism and sacrifice he made in defending our new nation,” he added.
“On this day, we celebrate the life of General Kazimierz Pulaski and the ideals and democratic values for which he bravely gave his life – values common to the United States and Poland, which form the basis of a lasting bond of friendship between our countries” – the document reads.
“I encourage all Americans to commemorate this occasion with appropriate programs and activities paying tribute to General Kazimierz Pulaski, as well as honoring all those who defend the freedom of our nation” – he emphasized.
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