General Pulaski Memorial Day. Trump: we reaffirm our enduring bond with Poland
On the 11th of October the United States celebrate General Pulaski Memorial Day. "As we join together in celebration of General Pulaski’s commitment to the cause of liberty, we reaffirm the enduring bond between our Nation and his native Poland" - U.S. President Donald Trump wrote in a proclamation marking the occasion. General Pulaski died on October 11, 1779, due to wounds sustained during the Siege of Savannah.
"The life of the Polish-American hero General Casimir Pulaski is a testament to our Nation’s ideals and a paragon of the cause of human freedom. General Pulaski’s devotion to country — and the shared values upon which our Nation and Poland were both founded — accentuates our common commitment to liberty. On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we honor and celebrate his courage and expertise in the Revolutionary War, which helped found a Nation conceived in the ideals he held most dearly" - the proclamation reads.
The American leader stressed that General Pulaski was renowned for his bravery and tactical acumen. "In Poland, he fought valiantly in defense of his country’s sovereignty and against the scourge of foreign tyranny. In 1777, recognizing our burgeoning Nation’s cause, Pulaski eagerly joined General George Washington’s Continental Army upon the recommendation of Benjamin Franklin. Pulaski spent the next 2 years in service to America and its battle for self-determination and liberty" - Donald Trump wrote.
The proclamation also mentions the Battle of Brandywine, during which General Pulaski had saved the life of George Washington for which he was later promoted and won a commendation for. "Dubbed the 'Pulaski Legion,' his division played a key role in the fight for American Independence. Tragically, though, the 'Father of the American Cavalry' was mortally wounded while leading his men during the Battle of Savannah in October of 1779" - we read in the proclamation.
President Trump reminded that General Pulaski had once written a letter to George Washington: "I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it."
"General Pulaski’s ultimate sacrifice for a young Nation that was not his own illustrates what is still true today — America is the shining city on a hill and a symbol of freedom and opportunity for the entire world" - president Trump wrote.
"As I told the Polish people during a trip to Warsaw in my first year in office, the United States and Poland share a special bond forged by unique histories and national characters, and a fellowship that exists only among people who have fought and bled and died for freedom" - Trump wrote in the proclamation
"As we join together in celebration of General Pulaski’s commitment to the cause of liberty, we reaffirm the enduring bond between our Nation and his native Poland. His legacy, carried in the hearts of nearly 10 million Polish Americans, will forever be etched into the great American story" - he added.
"NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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, 2020, as General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans to commemorate on this occasion those who have contributed to the furthering of our Nation" - the President of the United States concluded.
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