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Proclamation 3375—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1960

September 23, 1960

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas during our war for independence a young Polish patriot in exile, Count Casimir Pulaski, joined the Continental Army, was appointed a brigadier general and commander of cavalry, distinguished himself in various engagements, and raised and commanded a corps called the Pulaski Legion; and

Whereas while leading an assault to relieve the captured city of Savannah, Georgia, Pulaski received a wound which proved fatal on October 11, 1779; and

Whereas the present year marks the one hundred and eighty-first anniversary of Pulaski's death; and

Whereas in his selfless devotion to the cause of liberty, Pulaski is a continuing example to all men who strive toward the goals of freedom and justice:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Tuesday, October 11, 1960, as General Pulaski's Memorial Day.

I direct the appropriate officers of the Federal Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day; and I request the appropriate officers of the State and local governments likewise to display the flag on that day.

I also invite the people of the United States to observe the day in their homes, schools, churches, and other suitable places with ceremonies and with thoughts commemorative of the ideals and the heroism of General 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 twenty-third day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fifth.

Signature of Dwight D. Eisenhower


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Proclamation 3375—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1960 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/307711

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