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Commissioners accept resolution honoring namesake, Casimir Pulaski
Commissioners accept resolution honoring namesake, Casimir Pulaski

Count Casimir Pulaski
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (April 12, 2010) — During Monday’s meeting, the Pulaski County Commissioners received a resolution from the state legislature honoring Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski, the county’s namesake, and decided to include it in a historical display in the county’s main entrance lobby.

“What brought this all about was I had a letter from St. Louis about what Congressman Ike Skelton had done last fall making Casimir Pulaski an honorary citizen. This gentlemen felt we should so something to honor him,” said Eastern District Commissioner Bill Farnham. “We have a resolution that (State Rep.) David Day was gracious enough to get together for us … I think it was really nice of him to do this for us.”

Farnham read the resolution with the history of Casimir Pulaski’s commissioning as a brigadier general in the Continental Army as a cavalry officer after meeting Benjamin Franklin in Paris. Pulaski, an idealistic young nobleman from Poland, became a trainer of the American military after he became convinced the new country’s quest for freedom from its status as an English colony was worth supporting.

“I would like to thank Rep. Day again for giving this for us; we will put this out in the lobby with the other memorabilia we have out there to go along with the history of our county,” Farnham said.

Presiding Commissioner Don McCulloch said he hopes people walking through the lobby to do county business take the time to learn more about the man for whom Pulaski County was named.

“I’m sure people who take the time to read it will be surprised. I’ve always heard about it but that really tells us a lot about how involved he was in the beginning of our country,” McCulloch said.

“We don’t have a large Polish population in Pulaski County that I’m aware of, and it probably makes people wonder about the history of it,” Farnham said.

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