General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019, 55485-55486 [2019-22745]

Download as PDF 55485 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 200 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Title 3— Proclamation 9947 of October 10, 2019 The President General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we remember Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, the great Polish hero who fought and died in America’s noble pursuit of freedom during the Revolutionary War. We honor his bravery and unwavering commitment to liberty and self-government, and we pay tribute to the abiding friendship between the United States and Poland, which has prevailed since General Pulaski took up the sword on behalf of the American cause and helped forge our young Republic. Throughout his military career, General Pulaski was renowned for his gallantry and skill on the battlefield. He fought courageously against the Russian Empire as Poland sought to secure its own freedom from foreign tyranny in the anti-Russian insurrection of 1768. Later, in 1777, that same conviction impelled him to journey to the United States and join General George Washington’s Continental Army. At the Battle of Brandywine, Pulaski successfully covered the retreat of Washington’s troops and saved the life of the future first President of the United States. To show his gratitude, Washington promoted Pulaski to Brigadier General and entrusted him to lead his own independent cavalry unit, ‘‘the Pulaski Legion,’’ which included both American and foreign-born soldiers. This famous and formidable fighting force cemented Pulaski’s status as the ‘‘Father of the American Cavalry.’’ On October 11, 1779, Pulaski made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation when he succumbed to battle wounds that were inflicted during an attempt to retake the city of Savannah from British forces two days earlier. Although he did not live to see the British surrender at Yorktown, his indispensable role in advancing the American quest for self-governance is uniquely part of our country’s history. His undaunted spirit will forever be preserved in the hearts of those who take up the fight for liberty. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC General Pulaski’s tremendous legacy of fighting for freedom and democratic principles continues to inspire us today. His name is forever enshrined next to such luminaries as Winston Churchill and Mother Theresa as one of eight individuals in the history of our country to have received the distinction of Honorary Citizen from the Congress of the United States. As we celebrate General Pulaski as a great hero of our Nation, we are reminded of the bonds that unite the United States and Poland. The longstanding and enduring friendship of our two countries is strengthened and renewed each day by the more than 9 million people of Polish descent who are citizens of the United States. We greatly cherish the cultural, economic, and security ties that bind us, and we look forward to a fruitful relationship in the years and decades to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2019, as General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans to commemorate on this occasion those who have contributed to the furthering of our Nation. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 15, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCD0.SGM 16OCD0 55486 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2019–22745 Filed 10–15–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 15, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCD0.SGM 16OCD0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 3295–F0–P

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Proclamation 9947--General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019



Executive Order 13893--Increasing Government Accountability for 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 200 / Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9947 of October 10, 2019

                
General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we remember Brigadier 
                General Casimir Pulaski, the great Polish hero who 
                fought and died in America's noble pursuit of freedom 
                during the Revolutionary War. We honor his bravery and 
                unwavering commitment to liberty and self-government, 
                and we pay tribute to the abiding friendship between 
                the United States and Poland, which has prevailed since 
                General Pulaski took up the sword on behalf of the 
                American cause and helped forge our young Republic.

                Throughout his military career, General Pulaski was 
                renowned for his gallantry and skill on the 
                battlefield. He fought courageously against the Russian 
                Empire as Poland sought to secure its own freedom from 
                foreign tyranny in the anti-Russian insurrection of 
                1768. Later, in 1777, that same conviction impelled him 
                to journey to the United States and join General George 
                Washington's Continental Army. At the Battle of 
                Brandywine, Pulaski successfully covered the retreat of 
                Washington's troops and saved the life of the future 
                first President of the United States. To show his 
                gratitude, Washington promoted Pulaski to Brigadier 
                General and entrusted him to lead his own independent 
                cavalry unit, ``the Pulaski Legion,'' which included 
                both American and foreign-born soldiers. This famous 
                and formidable fighting force cemented Pulaski's status 
                as the ``Father of the American Cavalry.''

                On October 11, 1779, Pulaski made the ultimate 
                sacrifice for our Nation when he succumbed to battle 
                wounds that were inflicted during an attempt to retake 
                the city of Savannah from British forces two days 
                earlier. Although he did not live to see the British 
                surrender at Yorktown, his indispensable role in 
                advancing the American quest for self-governance is 
                uniquely part of our country's history. His undaunted 
                spirit will forever be preserved in the hearts of those 
                who take up the fight for liberty.

                General Pulaski's tremendous legacy of fighting for 
                freedom and democratic principles continues to inspire 
                us today. His name is forever enshrined next to such 
                luminaries as Winston Churchill and Mother Theresa as 
                one of eight individuals in the history of our country 
                to have received the distinction of Honorary Citizen 
                from the Congress of the United States.

                As we celebrate General Pulaski as a great hero of our 
                Nation, we are reminded of the bonds that unite the 
                United States and Poland. The longstanding and enduring 
                friendship of our two countries is strengthened and 
                renewed each day by the more than 9 million people of 
                Polish descent who are citizens of the United States. 
                We greatly cherish the cultural, economic, and security 
                ties that bind us, and we look forward to a fruitful 
                relationship in the years and decades to come.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2019, as 
                General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans 
                to commemorate on this occasion those who have 
                contributed to the furthering of our Nation.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-22745
Filed 10-15-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P