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General Casimir Pulaski Day

General Casimir Pulaski Day
Pulaski Square
October 8, 2011

Members of the Polish-American community in Cleveland gathered at Cleveland City Hall to honor Pulaski. After the speeches and formal ceremony inside Cleveland City Hall, they marched to the Pulaski Cannon.

At the conclusion of the ceremony inside City hall, Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. and Michael Polichuk carried the wreath outside to begin the march to the Pulaski cannon.

Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. and Michael Polichuk

Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. and Michael Polichuk


The group marched from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon and placed a wreath at the monument.

Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon

Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


Marching from Cleveland City Hall to the Pulaski cannon


At the cannon there was a 21 gun salute and the playing of Taps followed by singing God Bless America.

Dennis Kucinich, Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. and Michael Polichuk place the wreath at the Pulaski cannon

Dennis Kucinich, Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. and Michael Polichuk
place the wreath at the Pulaski cannon



Color guard plays taps

Taps


Jan Cyngier, Polish Army Veteran member of Post #203 General Sikorski Post

Jan Cyngier, Polish Army Veteran
member of Post #203 General Sikorski Post



Wally Borkowski and Councilman Anthony Brancatelli

Wally Borkowski and Councilman Anthony Brancatelli
sing God Bless America



Michael Polichuk presented a ceremonial plaque to President Drobot.

Pulaski cannon ceremony

Cleveland Councilmen Joe Cimperman and Anthony Brancatelli, Francis Rutkowski, Chairman Director of the Polonia Foundation of Ohio, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Joseph A. Drobot Jr., President of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Michael Polichuk, President Polonia Foundation of Ohio and National and 1st Vice-Commander of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, U.S.A., Genny Torrero, President of Polish Legion of American Veterans Ladies Auxiliaries (PLAV),Department of Ohio, Rev. Eric Orzech, National President of the Polish American Priests Association and Kathy Boll, Past National President and Past State President of PLAV Ladies Auxiliaries

Pulaski cannon


Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. with plaque at Pulaski cannon

Joseph A. Drobot, Jr. with plaque



It was Congressman Dennis Kucinich's 65th birthday so the crowd sang Sto lat to wish him well.

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Anthony Brancatelli, Dennis Kucinich and Francis Rutkowski




Pulaski Day ceremony inside Cleveland City Hall

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