Father of the American Cavalry

March 10, 2008

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“I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.”  

General Casimir Pulaski, a man born in a far off land, came to America to serve, and live or die for freedom. He became an American general under General George Washington, and he became the Father of the American Cavalry.

When he arrived in America, the first letter he sent to George Washington, stated “I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it.”  And die he did, at the age of thirty-two, mortally wounded at the Battle of Savannah, Georgia in 1779. 

It is touching to think of how many mortal souls have fought and died for freedom. Sadness can overwhelm one with the realization that so many of the progeny of freedom fighters such as Pulaski, progeny who live every day of their mortal lives in the bosom of freedom, do not value freedom at all.

The Memorial to General Casimir Pulaski is at Wallington, New Jersey.

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