Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish exile who fought in the American Revolution, is today revered as one of the greatest soldiers of all time; and

Whereas His outstanding military skills and devotion to the ideals of liberty and justice led him to offer his services to the cause of American Independence; and

Whereas Rising to the rank of Brigadier General and Chief of Cavalry, Count Pulaski commanded the valiant “Pulaski Legion” and served this country with distinction and bravery; and

Whereas His outstanding service typified the great courage of the Polish people, as well as their love of freedom and willingness to commit their lives to the struggle against oppression and tyranny; and

Whereas Count Pulaski is an inspiration to Americans and to all individuals throughout the world who embrace liberty,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim October 11th,  2011 to be,

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski Day 

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this fourth day of October, in the year two thousand and eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-fifth.

By His Excellency                 
Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth 
    

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts