Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

November 24, 2009

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Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (1748-1779) was a young Polish Freedom Fighter who came to America to help George Washington’s Revolutionaries in their fight for liberty. The raised leg of his horse indicates that he was killed in battle. He gave his life to America’s cause at the age of thirty-one.

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski 1748-1779

“The bronze equestrian statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, portrays the Revolutionary war hero in the uniform of a Polish cavalry commander. Born in Winiary, Poland on Marych 4, 1748 to a noble family, Pulaski gained prominence in Europe for his role in defending liberty in Poland. Excited by the struggle of the emerging American republic, Pulaski joined in its fight for independence, arriving in Boston in July, 1777.

“Pulaski was given a commission as Brigadier General and chief of cavalry in command of all cavalry of the American forces. He was present at Germantown, Pennsylvania and led his legion at Haddonfield, New Jersey; Egg Harbor, New Jersey; Charleston, South Carolina; and Savannah, Georgia.

“At Savannah, Pulaski was mortally wounded and was taken aboard the American brig, Wasp, where he died and was buried at sea on October 11, 1778. He was 31 years old.

“The statue was designed by the sculptor Kazimierz Chodzinski and architect Albert R. Ross. It was erected in 1910.”

~~From Plaque at the Statue in Pulaski Park, Washington, DC. See More on Casimir Pulaski.

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Ring, Ring Those Bells!

September 14, 2008

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“The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.” ~~George Washington

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” ~~The Constitution of the United States

Everyone in America is requested to ring bells at 4:00 p.m. EST in all time zones on Wednesday, the 17th of September 2008, in commemoration of Constitution Week, September 17-23, 2008.

“To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.” ~~Calvin Coolidge

Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” ~~Abraham Lincoln

Here is a template to print for those who want to make a written commitment to read and study the Constitution during Constitution Week 2008: Constitution Proclamation.

Here is the Constitution at the National Archives.

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Sail Fast In Harm’s Way

February 6, 2008

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John Paul Jones – Father of the American Navy: “Sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

This monument of an American freedom fighter is at West Potomac Park, Washington, DC 20037 (Google Map). It is a short walk from Signers’ Island and DAR Constitution Hall. John Paul Jones is buried in the crypt below the chapel at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information about this famous sailor see John Paul Jones .

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Aides and Friends

October 12, 2007

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Colonel William NORTH and Major Benjamin WALKER were patriots of the American Revolution. The were aides and friends of General von STEUBEN who came to America to train Washington’s troops. The picture is from the Statue of Baron von Steuben, Lafayette Square, Washington DC.

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Elbridge Gerry

March 21, 2007

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Elbridge GERRY (1744-1814) of Massachusetts is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington, DC. He also had signed the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Massachusetts and as the fifth Vice President of the United States, under James MADISON.

He is most interestingly know for being the namesake of the word and political act of “gerrymandering”.

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John Paul Jones

August 3, 2006

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Memorial Plaque, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC

“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm’s way.” ~John Paul Jones, Naval Hero of the American Revolution and Father of the American Navy.

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Rochambeau in Lafayette Square

July 13, 2006

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Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (1725-1807) was a French soldier who assisted the American revolutionaries. Upon his return to France he was honored by Louis XVI for his assistance to the Ameircans, however during the Reign of Terror, he narrowly escaped the guillotine.

This monument of Rochambeau was created by Ferdinand Hamar, and unveiled in Lafayette Square, Washngton DC, on May 24, 1902, as a gift from France to the United States.

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