General Pulaski Memorial Day

Today is a holiday in the United States, though not the type of holiday that gives you a day off from work. Nonetheless, it is General Pulaski Memorial Day, commemorating the day on which Kazimierz Pułaski died at the battle of Savannah. Earlier he saved George Washington’s life, and he is considered the father of the American Cavalry. Not only an American hero for his contributions to our freedom, he was also a Polish hero, having fought against the occupiers of Poland in the 18th century. Casimir Pulaski, as he’s known in the US, is buried in Savanna, and there is also a square in Savannah named in his honor.

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