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Proclamation 3032—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1953

September 22, 1953

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas Count Casimir Pulaski came to this land from his native Poland to serve in freedom's cause, Joined the Continental Army to fight for the independence of our Nation, and for it laid down his life; and

Whereas October 11, 1953, marks the one hundred and seventy-fourth anniversary of the death of this lover of liberty who, having risen to the rank of Brigadier General, suffered a mortal wound while leading the Pulaski Legion at the siege of Savannah, Georgia, on October 9, 1779, and died two days later, a martyr to his ideals; and

Whereas General Pulaski's selfless offering on the altar of American independence should be a source of spiritual strength to all who love liberty today and have the will to preserve it:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby invite all the people of this Nation to observe Sunday, October 11, 1953, as General Pulaski's Memorial Day with ceremonies commemorative of his priceless contribution to the cause of freedom; and

I direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all Government buildings on that day in honor of the memory of General Casimir Pulaski.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington this 22nd day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-eighth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3032—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1953 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/308141

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