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Title: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 11 October
Post by: CarrollMS on October 11, 2021, 10:48:03 AM
General Pulaski, "The Father of American Cavalry"  A great day to shoot the Appleseed Pistol Clinic Redcoat target and Appleseed Pistol Clinic course of fire-given that the Dragoon Pistol was a primary weapon for the Cavalry


Congress set 11 October as his memorial day on the US holiday calendar in 1909 and made him an honorary US citizen in 2009.  Pulaski was a key military leader in the quest for Polish and US Independence.
Service:
Brandywine 1777 - credited with saving the Army and Washington's life- promoted to Brig. General.
Germantown 1777
Valley Forge 1777-78
Burlington 1778
Savannah 1779 - KIA with Grapeshot in a Cavalry charge leading US and French cavalry units


Proclamation

On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we honor Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-born hero of the American Revolution, who gave his life 242 years ago in defense of our cause to establish a free and independent Nation.  Known as the “Father of the American Cavalry” for his leadership and military skills, General Pulaski’s service and sacrifice remain a shining example of the countless contributions that immigrants have made to help build our great Nation.
Today, General Pulaski’s legacy and contributions to our democracy are honored by more than 9 million Polish-Americans in communities across our country.  Polish-Americans have played an integral role in the growth of our Nation — defending our country in uniform, protecting our communities as first responders, starting new businesses and growing our economy, educating the next generation of American leaders, working on the front lines of the pandemic, and creating art that inspires us, to name just a few examples.
In 1929, the Congress recognized General Pulaski’s enduring impact on American society by declaring October 11, “General Pulaski Memorial Day.”  Eighty years later, the Congress granted him honorary United States citizenship.  Today, States, cities, and communities all across our Nation celebrate the memory of General Casimir Pulaski at parks, schools, and landmarks that bear his name — serving as a reminder of his heroism and the sacrifice he made in defense of our newly formed Nation.
On this day, we celebrate the life of General Casimir Pulaski and the ideals and democratic values for which he bravely gave his life — values shared by the United States and Poland, which underpin the enduring bond of friendship between our countries.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2021, as “General Pulaski Memorial Day.”  I encourage all Americans to commemorate this occasion with appropriate programs and activities paying tribute to General Casimir Pulaski and honoring all those who defend the freedom of our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-sixth.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.


In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, we have Pulaski County and other tributes to this Revolutionary War Hero-Seems fitting.
more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casimir_Pulaski)
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Title: Re: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 11 October
Post by: Quinncannon on October 11, 2021, 01:29:14 PM
General Pulaski, is certainly an American hero, I've known of him and his deeds for many years now! Whenever I happen to be in the company of Americans of Polish descent, I usually mention the General, so far everyone of these folks already know of him! Pulaski county, Arkansas, is named for him.
Title: Re: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 11 October
Post by: Tennessee Beast on October 13, 2021, 11:29:25 AM
Interestingly, he was genetically female.
Title: Re: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 11 October
Post by: CarrollMS on October 15, 2021, 04:02:24 PM
Interestingly, he was genetically female.


“Intersex” some anthropologists now believe from his skeletal remains (whatever that means) and DNA that has positively identified the skeleton as Pulaski’s, but he was baptized a boy
 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-revolutionary-war-hero-casimir-pulaski-intersex-180971907/ (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-revolutionary-war-hero-casimir-pulaski-intersex-180971907/)
Title: Re: General Casimir Pulaski Memorial Day 11 October
Post by: Steck on October 15, 2021, 04:16:57 PM
Kids get the day off from school (or at least they used to) around heavily-Polish Chicago for Pulaski Day.