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:

Manzanita said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

A real hero!

Bob Bushell said...

Good for him.

Margaret D said...

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

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Thanks for doing us a solid Mr. Kosciuszko!

Christine said...

Good for him!

Dana said...

Sounds like a good guy—very generous.

Happy Friday!

DEZMOND said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

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

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, that certainly was courageous!