“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

General Casimir Pulaski


General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
1. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
Inscription. This monument to General Casimir Pulaski, who on Oct. 11, 1779 gave his life at Savannah, Georgia, in the cause of America independence, is a gift to the city of Detroit from the Central Citizens Committee in behalf of 400,000 Americans of Polish descent living in the Detroit Metropolitan Area, with the hope that it shall stand eternally from Sunday September 4, 1966, the day of observance of the millennium of Christianity in Poland, as a symbol of the close and affectionate bonds which have existed for centuries between America and people of Polish blood, as a tribute to one thousand years of Polish history and culture, as an appreciation of Poland's vital contribution to Christianity and to western civilization, as a reaffirmation of the ideal that all people should have the right to decide for themselves their own form of government, and as a proud assertion of our love of the United States of America and the opportunity she has afforded us to live good and honorable lives in consonance with ideals advanced by Casimir Pulaski and men of kindred spirit.
Dedicated to faith and freedom on September 4, 1966
By a Pontifical Mass in Cobo Hall celebrated by
Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, Primate of Poland

Erected 1966 by Central Citizens Committee of Detroit.
General Casimir Pulaski Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
2. General Casimir Pulaski Marker
View of Casimir Pulaski historical marker and statue at it's downtown location in Detroit.
42° 19.888′ N, 83° 3.059′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), in the median on Washington Boulevard. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the traffic island in the middle of Washington Boulevard, just south of the intersection with Michigan Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1812 Dead (a few steps from this marker); Chicago Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan's First Capitol/Capitol Union School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Capitol Building in Michigan (about 600 feet away); Finney Barn (about 700 feet away); Detroit's Underground Railway Station (about 700 feet away); Comerica Incorporated (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Lernoult (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
General Casimir Pulaski Statue image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 13, 2009
3. General Casimir Pulaski Statue
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