Daily Archives: March 5, 2007

Casimir Pulaski Day

It’s Casimir Pulaski day and here in Illinois the kids are off school. I didn’t get this day off school when I was a kid, this one’s new…

Casimir Pulaski was a Polish Cavalry general who is widely considered the “Father of the American Cavalry” (source) He worked with General Washington to train up the American Cavalry. Casimir Pulaski’s birthday was March 4th and his birthday is celebrated on the first Monday in March.

Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Poland and honoring a Polish Revolutionary War Hero here makes sense. Chicago also has a major road named after him.

One thing I noticed, here in Illinois his name is pronounced Poo-lass-key but in New England I noticed that the name is pronounced Poo-lass-sky. How would you pronounce it?
**changed the pronunciation “words” to make it clearer**


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