We learned something new this week! On our trip, we stopped at "Fort Pulaski" on Tybee Island, GA. We knew of the name "Pulaski" because it was also the name of a nearby a city where I lived, growing up in WI. Still, I guess I never thought much about the history behind the name, until now! We were delighted to discover that Casimir Pulaski was of Polish nobility who believed in the cause of freedom and came to America. He was an American military commander who fought in the Revolutionary war, saved the life of George Washington, and has been called "the father of American cavalry"!
I love this little story in particular, found on his Wikipedia page.:
One of the first tributes to Pulaski was paid when George Washington on November 17, 1779, issued a challenge-and-password set for identifying friend and foe when crossing military lines: "Query: Pulaski, response: Poland".
On a different note, I had a quick question for those who have already traveled to Poland. What did you do about your mail for 6 weeks? Just curious.
Going private soon.....
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