General Pulaski Memorial Day

General Pulaski Memorial Day – October 11th

This holiday was to celebrate General Kazimierz Pulaski, who was a Polish hero that fought in the American Revolution.  The day is in honor of when Polish heritage and the day Pulaski died of wounds he received while fighting in the Siege of Savannah.

 

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Happy "General Pulaski Memorial Day"! Polish Count Kazimierz Pułaski was an American Revolutionary War General who was mortally wounded at the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Since 1930, the President has Proclaimed this holiday in honor of General Pulaski and the heritage of Polish Americans. In addition to the national holiday, several states and cities including Chicago, Kentucky, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana have observed a holiday either on Pulaski's birthday, March 4, or on October 11 when news reached General Washington that General Pulaski had perished in Savannah. The Pulaski Day Parade is an annual tradition in New York City. And in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Pulaski Days are celebrated every October. Here are some ways you can honor the Polish American culture: **Visit the Polish American Museum in Chicago **Visit the Polish American Cultural Center and Museum Exhibit Hall in Philadelphia **Or visit the Polish American Museum in Port Washington, NY **Find a traditional recipe and make pierogi **Attend an event at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington **Download some popular polkas to listen to **Visit America's oldest Polish settlement in Panna Maria, TX #generalpulaski #generalpulaskimemorialday

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