Friday, June 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Hero From Poland

In 1776 Polish military leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko sailed to America to fight in the American Revolutionary War. He decided to do so because he was sympathetic to the American cause and a supporter of human rights. He was promoted to brigadier general before he returned to Europe.  

14 comments:

  1. Some men just need their wars. I'm glad he lived through the war and could return home to Poland.

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  2. That was generous of him, and he survived - remarkable.

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  3. Thanks for doing us a solid Mr. Kosciuszko!

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  4. Sounds like a good guy—very generous.

    Happy Friday!

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  5. we have a street here named after him... never knew who he was..

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  6. Many Europeans were inspired by the American Revolution! How daring it was for a colony to declare war against an imperial empire!

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  7. I didn't know about him. Thanks. Now I'm off to Google him.

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  8. Interesting! I haven´t heard about him berore. Kisses:)

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  9. Never knew about him either, guess he was war hungry a bit too

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