Trump pays tribute to Polish military commander Pulaski

Portrait of Count Casimir Pulaski. Photo: K

Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman, soldier and military commander who fought in the American War of Independence in the 18th century, was commemorated by the US president.

Pulaski Parade marches through New York

Thousands of people took part in the 81st Annual Pulaski Day Parade that took place in New York City on Sunday, organised to commemorate the hero...

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Born in the Polish capital, Warsaw, in 1745, Mr Pulaski fought against Russian domination and was driven into exile before he moved to North America to help in the cause of the American Revolutionary War. He was gravely wounded in a battle in the course of the war and died in 1779.

A proclamation issued by the White House website and signed by President Donald Trump states that “we pay tribute to the Polish immigrant and renowned military commander, General Casimir Pulaski, who gave his life for the cause of freedom during the American Revolutionary War.

“In the Continental Army, General Pulaski volunteered to serve alongside our Nation’s forefathers in their cause for independence. His expertise on the battlefield, tactical insights, and creation of a highly effective corps of mounted infantry earned him the title of ‘Father of the American Cavalry’.”

Meanwhile, the Polish embassy in the US tweeted pictures of hundreds of people who marched through New York’s Fifth Avenue during the annual Pulaski Day Parade on the first Sunday of October, waving Polish national flags to commemorate the hero.