October is Polish Heritage Month

The American Polish Assistance Association cordially invites everyone to
join us in commemorating Polish Heritage Month by honoring Polish American Revolutionary War Heroes Gen. Casimir Pulaski and Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko in a wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at 2 pm in Downtown Detroit. The ceremonies will begin at the Pulaski Statue located on Washington Blvd. and Michigan Ave. We will then proceed on foot and by car to the Kosciuszko Statue located on Michigan Ave. and Third. After the conclusion of the day’s events, members of the APAA will return to the American Polish Century Club of Sterling Height for the Capuchin Souper Bowl Benefit and encourage everyone to join us. For further information, please contact Henryk Francala @ 586-873-5327.

Gen. Pulaski, the “Father of the American Cavalry,” joined the struggle for American Independence. Upon meeting Gen. Washington, he said “I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.” He was mortally wounded attacking British forces in Savannah on October 9, 1779. In recognition of his supreme contribution, October 11 is observed in the United States as Casimir Pulaski Day.

Gen.Kosciuszko, was a skilled engineer who came to offer his services to the American colonies in their struggle for independence. Kosciuszko read the Declaration of Independence and was moved to tears because he discovered in this single, concise document everything in which he truly believed. Kosciuszko helped with the fortification of and planned the defense for The Battle of Saratoga, which became known as one of military history’s most famous struggles for independence and proved to be a turning point in the war.

 

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