Kirk Honors General Pulaski and Emphasizes Importance of Continued Relationship with Poland


CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today issued the following statement honoring General Casimir Pulaski on the 38th celebration of Pulaski Day in Illinois:

“Polish-born General Casimir Pulaski remains a symbol of freedom more than 200 years after he fought alongside George Washington for America’s independence during the Revolutionary War. Today, as we honor General Pulaski’s life, we celebrate our Polish community in Chicagoland and the importance of the strong bilateral friendship between the U.S. and Poland. I have long-believed that Poland should be included in the Visa Waiver Program here in the United States, which would eliminate the red tape for Polish citizens wishing to visit the nearly one million Polish-American citizens in Illinois.”