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2017 Year of the Wisła River, Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski, Tadeusz Kościuszko,
      Adam Chmielowski, Honorat Koźmiński and Marshal Józef Piłsudski 

                            Descriptions of the 2017 honorees



By the 1929 resolution of the U.S. Congress, October 11th is designated as the General Pulaski Memorial Day to commemorate death of General Casimir Pulaski  (Generał Kazimierz Pułaski) from wounds received during the second battle of Savannah (1879).

October 15th also marks the 200th anniversary of the death of another hero of the American Independence War, General Thaddeus Kościuszko (Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko). 

See our calendar for details and more events


Gloria Koscp3

Gloria, Gloria

 in Terra Australis

Here is to proudly share the news that a member of our Polish Heritage Club, Gloria Welniak, is among the winners of Kościuszko Bicentenary International Competition "Tribute to Kościuszko: A Friend of Humanity" just announced in Sydney, Australia, on October 3rd, 2017.

Gloria received a special prize in the category "Kościuszko Friends" for the 22” x 25” wall quilt depicting our national hero with his personal aide, Agrippa Hull. Along with other African Americans serving in the Continental Army under the command of George Washington, Hull was the influence strengthening Kościuszko's support for abolitionism.

According to the official jury verdict, the 358 submissions that arrived from 18 countries included 177 literary works, 142 graphic entries and 44 music pieces. The jury headed by Prof. Alex Storożyński (USA) awarded a total of 58 prizes valued at $18, 950 (Australian dollars). Profiles of some winners are featured on the website of Puls Polonii (Australia).

Apart from the honorable mention for a short story submitted from New York City, Gloria's prize was the only one awarded to the entries from the United States.

Congratulations, Gloria!


Kosciuszko ceremony

Kosciuszko 102b


Gathering at his Monument in Milwaukee's Kościuszko Park

4 pm on September 14, 2017

To honor General Kościuszko on the 200th anniversary of his death, join members of St. John Paul II Polish Saturday School, the Polish American Congress, and Polanki to hear the story of Kościuszko told in his own words (in Polish and English)

The event will begin following the procession from St. Maximillian Kolbe Church to the Kościuszko Monument starting after the end of 10:30 am Mass in Polish.

Anticipated time of the event in Kościuszko Park is 1 hour.

Please bring your own chair if you want to sit during the program


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