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Polish American Heritage Month

Marek Skulimowski
October 20, 2020

Polish American Heritage Month
Saint Louis, The USA - 13 October 1933: US historical envelope: cover with cachet General Thaddeus Kosciuszko, postage stamp, statue of the hero 1783-1933, five cents. Foto: Massimo Vernicesole
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In the past, the Kosciuszko Foundation proudly marched at the Pulaski Day Parade to express its pride as one of the greatest Polish organizations in the U.S. For almost 100 years the Foundation has promoted Polish culture, history and has helped to strengthen the Polish-United States relations. Furthermore, the KF is a charitable organization that continuously promotes the educational exchange between the two countries.

October was established as Polish American Heritage Month in 1981 to celebrate Polish history, culture, and pride. The American Congress deemed October as Polish American Heritage Month to commemorate the first Polish settlers, as well as military leaders who fought in the American Revolution - General Kazimierz Pułaski and Tadeusz Kościuszko. Therefore, the Pulaski Day Parade is celebrated across the U.S. in October to emphasize our pride and unite us as a strong community.

It is our core value as Polish Americans to belong to a Polish organization and continue the legacy of our grandparents and great-grandparents. The KF Membership plays a key role in fulfilling the Kosciuszko Foundation's ongoing mission of promoting Polish education and culture. With public support from individuals and corporations, the Foundation has flourished into one of the most highly regarded organizations of its kind to date.

If your membership is due, please don't forget to renew it here.

October is also a good month to consider increasing the level of your membership as it would contribute to the Foundation's expansion of educational programs. We would also like to ask you to share our message and invite your friends to join our community. Foundation members enjoy a variety of benefits including a subscription to the Newsletter and advanced notices by mail and e-mail of events held at the Foundation and elsewhere.

As always, thank you for your priceless support!

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Founded in 1925, the Kosciuszko Foundation promotes closer ties between Poland and the United States through educational, scientific and cultural exchanges. It awards up to $1 million annually in fellowships and grants to graduate students, scholars, scientists, professionals, and artists, and promotes Polish culture in America. The Foundation has awarded scholarships and provided a forum to Poles who have changed history.

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