|Children from St. Peter and Paul RC School presented flowers|
|Joe Janik wears replica of uniform worn by Gen. Pulaski|
And the warrior took that banner proud,During a daring cavalry charge to protect French troops, Pulaski took that banner into battle for a last time in 1779, when he was mortally wounded in the Battle of Savannah.
And it was his martial cloak and shroud
Pulaski declined to participate in a punitive Sullivan Expedition planned against the Iroquois.
|WWII Vet Walter Luczyszyn helped raise the American and Polish flags|
State Reps. Steve Samuelson and Dan McNeil presented a state house proclamation, honoring Kazimierz Pulaski, as he is also known. State Senator Lisa Boscola, who grew up in the Polish-Slovak-Hungarian south side of Bethlehem, said she "almost feels Polish." Mayor John Callahan stated that we need to "recognize those who came before us". He expressed some sorrow that this will be his last year attending Pulaski Day as Mayor.
Pulaski is one of only seven people to have ever been awarded honorary American citizenship.
Following the ceremony, a Mass was celebrated at St. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Allentown.
|Julia Gloc, age 4, and brother Jacub, age 7, attend Polish school in Allentown|
|Mayor Callahan and Father Dominic Kalata want these young Polish Americans to remember those who came before them.|
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