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GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY – October 11

General Pulaski Memorial Day October 11

GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of General Kazimierz Pulaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolution, October 11  is set aside as General Pulaski Memorial Day, a United States observation.   This observance is held each year by Presidential Proclamation to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779, and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.

Presidential Proclamation 2016

HOW TO OBSERVE

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HISTORY

The observance was established in 1929 when Congress passed a resolution designating October 11 as General Pulaski Memorial Day. (Public Resolution 16 of 1929)

A Presidential Proclamation has been issued each year since (except 1930).

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