200th anniversary of the death of Tadeusz Kościuszko - national hero in Poland and the United States.
2017 Year of Kosciuszko
The Sejm of the Republic of Poland announced 2017 the Year of Kościuszko to mark the death bicentenary of the Polish and American hero. The anniversary has a patronage of UNESCO.
Tadeusz Kościuszko, a Polish and American general, participant in the American Revolutionary War, Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces during the Kościuszko Uprising, died in Solothurn, Switzerland on 15 October 1817. To mark this anniversary, the Sejm of the Republic of Poland announced 2017 as the Year of Kościuszko.
Poland's ambassador in Washington, Piotr Wilczek, on Friday told PAP the country's US-based diaspora welcomed the events of the Year of Kosciuszko, marking the 200th death anniversary of the Polish national hero, who also helped create indpendent America.
On Friday, at the Lithuanian Seimas, the Ambassador Urszula Doroszewska and Deputy Chairman of the Lithuanian Seimas Irena Šiaulienė opened the exhibition titled "Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Price of freedom".
On October 14th and 15th the Embassy of Poland in Washington, DC will organize two events promoting the Year of Kosciuszko. We invite everyone to take part in the Kosciuszko Freedom Run and in a special wreath laying ceremony at the Kosciuszko Monument in Lafayette Square next to the White House.
Plaques paying tribute to three Polish-born heroes of the American Revolutionary War, Generals Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Kazimierz Pulaski, and Pulaski's aide Captain Jan Zielinski, were unveiled Tuesday in Savannah, Georgia.
Tadeusz Kościuszko preceded his era building civil society. His friend Thomas Jefferson regarded Kościuszko as a father of the American nation, pointing out that his vision for America was developed during his conversations with Kościuszko, Michał Niezabitowski, a historian and director of the Historical Museum of Krakow, tells Polska.pl.