Tadeusz Kościuszko and Kazimierz Pułaski – Polish American Heroes

Tadeusz Kosciuszko arrived in America in 1776 and offered his services to the American colonies in their struggle for independence. In 1783 he was awarded the Cincinnati Order Medal by Gen. George Washington. He was a close friend of President Thomas Jefferson. Kosciuszko referred to America as his “second home”. Jefferson about Kosciuszko: “He is a pure son of liberty as I have ever known”.

Kasimierz Pułaski came to America on July 23, 1777 to fight for the country’s freedom. Benjamin Franklin recommended Pulaski to George Washington: „The young Pole as an officer, renowned throughout Europe for the courage and bravery he displayed in defense of his country’s freedom”.

Text source: Polish American Congress, 2010.

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