Memorial Birthday Ceremony​

General Kazimierz Pułaski


  On March 5, 2016, the Savannah Gen. Pulaski Committee celebrated Gen. Pulaski's 271st  birthday at the Pulaski Monument located in Monterey Square.  The program included:

  • Procession led by the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, the Coastal Heritage (CHS) Drum & Fife Corps, the CHS Musket Team, the Pulaski Cadets of Bergen, New Jersey, the Polonia Society of Korona, Florida and Wreath Bearers,
  • Welcoming Remarks by Mr. Edward Krolikowski,
  • the National Anthems of Poland and the United States played by the Benedictine Military Academy Band,
  •  the Pledge of Allegiance,
  • Dignatorial Remarks by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, Mayor of Tybee Island Jason Buelterman and American Council of Polish Culture (ACPC) Rep. Mr. Peter Obst,
  • Invocation by Fr. Frank Ziemkiewicz (Headmaster - Benedictine Military Academy),
  • Wreath Laying on Gen. Pulaski's Tomb,
  • Musket Display and Salute by the CHS Musket Team, and
  • Closing Remarks by Mr. Edward Krolikowski. 

  Additional dignitaries representing the American Council for Polish Culture (Honorary Counsel Mrs. Debbie Majka) and the Poles in America Foundation (Mr. Edward, Dr. Jack and Mrs. Monica Pinkowski) were present. Many wreaths were placed at the base of the monument and a musket firing salute was made to Pulaski's honor. 

  The celebration concluded that evening with a dinner at the Plantation Club at the Landings organized by members Mr. Andrew Boguszewski, Mrs. Camille Krolikowski and Ms. Janina Gajdamowicz. Special guest speakers were Mr. Eric Norton and Miss Amber Debardalaben (National Park Service, Ft. Pulaski NM), Mr. Melvin Gordon and Dr. Jack Pinkowski paying Special tribute to his father, Mr. Edward Pinkowski, who was celebrating his 100th birthday.  Musical entertainment was provided by Mr. Jerry Dubik of the Polonia Society of Korona, Florida.