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Proclamation 3429—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1961

September 18, 1961

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Whereas the one hundred eighty-second anniversary of the death of Casimir Pulaski during the American. Revolution brings to mind the heroic contribution of that great Polish patriot to the cause of our freedom and independence; and

Whereas General Pulaski's brilliant leadership and courage at Brandywine, Charleston, and Savannah deserve the everlasting admiration and gratitude of our Nation; and

Whereas our country owes much also to the loyalty and enterprising spirit of millions of our citizens of Polish descent; and

Whereas it is fitting that we acknowledge our debt to General Pulaski and his countrymen and honor the memory of the gallant Polish patriot:

Now, Therefore, I, John F. Kennedy, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate Wednesday, October 11, 1961, as General Pulaski's Memorial Day; and I direct the appropriate officials of the Federal Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on that day.

I also invite the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies in honor of the memory of General Pulaski and the noble cause for which he gave his life.

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 Eighteenth day of September in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-one and of, the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-sixth.

Signature of John F. Kennedy


By the President:


Acting Secretary of State.

John F. Kennedy, Proclamation 3429—General Pulaski's Memorial Day, 1961 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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