DAY OF KAZIMIERZ PUŁASKI

Source: TVP info

The USA president Donald Trump proclaimed 11 October the Day of Kazimierz Pułaski. In a proclamation edited a day before, he had pointed to the merits of the Polish general in the war for the independence of the United States.

We pay tribute to the general Kazimierz Pułaski, the Polish immigrant whose heroic contribution in the American war for the independence helped us create the history of our country – wrote Trump in the proclamation.

The president emphasized that ‘attachment of Kazimierz Pułaski to freedom, reigns of law and sovereignty symbolizes close relations between Poland and the United States’. He also added that people like the general Pułaski remind that ‘the history of Poland and the United States is the history of two nations which have never lost their hope, have never been broken and have never forgotten their identity’.

The Day of Pułaski was established by the Congress of the USA in 1929. Since then all presidents have been giving out proclamations in which they proclaim 11 October the day of the Polish general. In 2009 the American Congress accepted a resolution granting Kazimierz Pułaski the honourable citizenship of the United States. He is one of eight people who received this honour.

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„Niedziela” 44/2017

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Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl