October is National Polish American Heritage Month, and Utica will honor Polish Americans with the annual flag raising to be held at city hall at noon on Friday, Sept. 27. All are welcome to attend the ceremony and are invited to a complimentary brunch to be held at the Polish Community club on Columbia Street following the event. On Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. the annual wreath laying will be held on the Parkway (corner Oneida Street) to honor the Polish revolutionary war hero Gen.Casimir Pulaski. The general was recruited by George Washington and is the originator of the American cavalry. General Pulaski was killed at the battle of Savannah for the cause of American freedom.
During the month make an effort to review the contributions of Polish Americans and pass the knowledge on to younger generations. Consider the contributions of Matt Urban, Medal of Honor recipient; Madam Currie a physicist, the discoverer of radium and a Noble prize recipient in science, or Nicolaus Copernicus, noted astrologer who formulated the theory that the earth orbited he sun.
Take some time this month to visit the Utica Polish cultural center, read a book on Polish history or research your Polish roots on the web. What ever you decide enjoy your activity and pass our heritage on to the younger generations.
— Daniel G. Jadlowski, Whitesboro