9 October 2005 – Solemn funeral of the remains of General Kazimierz Pułaski in Savan-nah, GA, USA
We were invited to join the project of the American Council for Polish Culture relating to the solemn funeral of the remains of General Kazimierz Pułaski found in Savannah.
The holy funeral mass on 9 October 2005 was concelebrated in the St John the Baptist Cathedral in Savannah by the Field Bishop Ordinary of the Polish Army the Reverend Ta-deusz Płoski (who later lost his life on 10 April 2010 in the air crash of the presidential air-plane near Smolensk on his way to celebrate 70th anniversary of the Katyn crime.
Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski, arms-bearing Night Heron - born on 6 March 1745 in Warsaw, died of the wounds received in the 11 October 1779 Savannah battle, the hero of both nations, the Bar confederate, the father of the US cavalry, exiled from his mother country, soldier of George Washington army fighting for the independence of the United Sta-tes of North America.
The remains of General Kazimierz Pułaski in Savannah were ultimately identified owing to the enormous involvement of the American Council for Polish Culture (and specifically Ms Debbie Majka and Messrs Paul Bosse and Piotr Obst) which arranged for a repeated funeral with the participation of Savannah city authorities, the representatives of the Polish State and Polish community organizations.
For our share in the arrangement for General Pułaski funeral we were awarded the Captain O’Neill and General Kazimierz Pułaski Medal by the Mayor of the City of Savannah on be-half of the Georgia Society for History, and acknowledgements from the American Council for Polish Culture.