Scout David Williams chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, participated in the presentation of a Historical Marker Ceremony in honor of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, on Oct. 13 at the Pulaski Township Hall. This memorial was hosted by the Northwest Territory Sons of the American Revolution, beginning with a luncheon held at 11:30 a.m. at the adjacent Head Start building. Historic memorabilia in commemoration of Casimir Pulaski were there on display.
The ceremony itself, open to the public, began at 2:00 p.m. on the township grounds. Color Guard, commanded by Tony Robinson, were present from all over the state of Ohio. Special guest speakers were Dr. Marek Dollar, Republic of Poland Honorary Council; Ohio Historical Society representative, Laura Baird; and Pulaski Township Trustee President, Thomas Saul. Veterans attending the event were especially honored. Notably adding to the festivity of the proceedings was the music of the Heritage Fife and Drum Corp, as well as a rifle salute.
The unveiling of this Ohio Historic Marker was a truly moving and memorable experience, as those present recalled the courageous contributions of honorary American citizen Casimir Pulaski of Poland, who volunteered with the Continental Army under General George Washington in 1777. Pulaski’s heroism in the Battle of Brandywine earned him the position of Brigadier General in command of the Continental Calvary.
On March 28, 1778, “Pulaski’s Legion” was born, a special calvary/infantry unit capable of independent action. Pulaski gave his life for American liberty, assisting French Admiral Charles Henri D’Estaing in the defense of Savannah, Georgia in 1779.
Casimir Pulaski became the romantic embodiment of the flashing saber and the trumpet calling, “To the charge”, and this is how history remembers him, the Father of the American Cavalry.
The next DAR chapter meeting to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at ArtSpace in Montpelier.
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