“Today, 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,” Trump said in a proclamation issued ahead of Thursday's Pulaski Memorial Day in America.
“In the Continental Army, General Pulaski volunteered to serve alongside our Nation’s forefathers in their cause for independence,” Trump said. “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.’”
Trump also said that, on General Pulaski Memorial Day, “we commemorate his legacy and draw inspiration from his stalwart commitment to liberty, the rule of law, and the sovereignty of the people.”
Trump said in his proclamation that “General Pulaski embodied the special bond that the American and Polish people cherish to this day.”
He added: “More than two centuries after the General’s heroic death, and 100 years since Poland gained its own independence, the United States of America and Poland continue to share a kindred devotion to the cause of freedom and to strengthening the bilateral relationship between our two countries.”
Poland and the United States in September signed what officials hailed as a landmark declaration mapping out the path for Polish-American cooperation in the years ahead.
After meeting Polish President Andrzej Duda at the White House at the time, Trump tweeted: “I’m thrilled to say the alliance between our two nations has never been stronger.”
Meanwhile, thousands of people on the first Sunday of October marched through New York’s Fifth Avenue during the annual Pulaski Day Parade, waving Polish national flags to commemorate the hero, who in Poland is known as Kazimierz Pułaski.
This year’s Pulaski Day Parade, held in New York for the 81st time, was special as Poland in 2018 celebrates the centennial of recovering its independence, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
Source: IAR, pl.usembassy.gov