General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2005, 59985 [05-20659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Presidential Documents 59985 Presidential Documents Proclamation 7945 of October 7, 2005 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation America’s freedom has been achieved with great sacrifice. In the Revolutionary War, General Casimir Pulaski gave his life for the cause of freedom. Today, we honor his selfless contributions and heroic service. Born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski fought Russian oppression in his homeland. In 1776, Benjamin Franklin met Pulaski in France and successfully recruited him to join the American fight for liberty. In America, Pulaski distinguished himself at the Battle of Brandywine and was commissioned as a Brigadier General by General George Washington. After raising his own legion, a special infantry and cavalry division that included many foreign-born troops, he helped defend Charleston, South Carolina, before being mortally wounded at the siege of Savannah in 1779. General Pulaski exemplifies the spirit and determination of Polish immigrants to America, and he embodies our Nation’s highest ideals. On this day, we express our gratitude for all the contributions of Polish Americans to our Nation and for the strong relationship between the United States and Poland. By honoring this lasting friendship and remembering heroes like General Pulaski, we reaffirm our commitment to advancing our country’s founding ideals and carry forward our heritage of freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2005, as General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage Americans to commemorate this occasion with appropriate programs and activities honoring Casimir Pulaski and all those who defend freedom. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–20659 Filed 10–12–05; 9:19 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:39 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\13OCD4.SGM 13OCD4

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 7945 of October 7, 2005

                
General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                America's freedom has been achieved with great 
                sacrifice. In the Revolutionary War, General Casimir 
                Pulaski gave his life for the cause of freedom. Today, 
                we honor his selfless contributions and heroic service.

                Born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski fought Russian 
                oppression in his homeland. In 1776, Benjamin Franklin 
                met Pulaski in France and successfully recruited him to 
                join the American fight for liberty. In America, 
                Pulaski distinguished himself at the Battle of 
                Brandywine and was commissioned as a Brigadier General 
                by General George Washington. After raising his own 
                legion, a special infantry and cavalry division that 
                included many foreign-born troops, he helped defend 
                Charleston, South Carolina, before being mortally 
                wounded at the siege of Savannah in 1779.

                General Pulaski exemplifies the spirit and 
                determination of Polish immigrants to America, and he 
                embodies our Nation's highest ideals. On this day, we 
                express our gratitude for all the contributions of 
                Polish Americans to our Nation and for the strong 
                relationship between the United States and Poland. By 
                honoring this lasting friendship and remembering heroes 
                like General Pulaski, we reaffirm our commitment to 
                advancing our country's founding ideals and carry 
                forward our heritage of freedom.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2005, as General 
                Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage Americans to 
                commemorate this occasion with appropriate programs and 
                activities honoring Casimir Pulaski and all those who 
                defend freedom.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventh day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

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[FR Doc. 05-20659
Filed 10-12-05; 9:19 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P