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Ter opheldering wat informatie over een verre voorouder van Martin Pulaski. Je mag ook gerust de nieuwe cd van Sufjan Stevens opleggen, de track ‘Casimir Pulaski Day’.

Casimir Pulaski belongs to that select group of heroes, including the Marquis de Lafayefte, Thomas Paine, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Pulaski’s fellow countryman, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who opposed tyranny not only in their homelands, but wherever they found it. We especially honor Pulaski because he paid the ultimate price, having sustained a mortal wound while fighting for American independence at the battle of Savannah in 1779. Today he remains a symbol of the ideal of valiant resistance to oppression everywhere in the world.