Friday, February 29, 2008

I love Mr. Pulaski!

Why do I love Kasimir Pulaski? Let me count the ways...

1. I get a day off of school because of his heroic actions. According to Wikipedia,

He was a Polish soldier and military commander who fought in the American Revolution under the command of George Washington. Pulaski was a noted cavalryman and played a large role in training Revolutionary troops. He took part in the sieges of Charleston and of Savannah. From 1777 until his death, Pułaski fought in the American Revolutionary War for the independence of the United States. He was a noted cavalryman and, as the "Father of the American Cavalry," created Pulaski's Legion, one of the few cavalry regiments in the American Continental Army. He took part in the Battle of Brandywine, the Siege of Charleston (South Carolina), and the Battle of Savannah (Georgia).

On October 9, 1779, Pułaski — during a cavalry charge, while probing for a weak point in the British lines at the Battle of Savannah — was wounded in the groin by grapeshot. He was carried from the field by several comrades, including Colonel John C. Cooper, and taken aboard the privateer merchant brigantine Wasp. Two days later, without having regained consciousness, he died of his wounds.

2. Ok.. so there's really not a number 2. I'm just happy to get Monday off. Thank goodness I teach in the Chicagoland area.





1 comment:

Sarah said...

Hope you had a nice day off from school!