In many parts of the United States, the first Monday in March has been designated Casimir Pulaski Day, in order to honor the "Father of the American Cavalry," the Polish general Kazimierz Pułaski. Growing up, I used to visit my paternal grandparents just about every weekend and they lived not too far from Patterson Park in Baltimore. In the park, there's a large monument dedicated to Pulaski's memory, just as US Route 40 is known locally as Pulaski Highway. Consequently, this man and his contributions to American history have long been a minor fascination of mine. Strictly speaking, I suppose there's not much connection between Pulaski and the subject matter of this blog, but I do allow myself the occasional personal indulgence here from time to time. Plus, I'm sure someone who reads this can recall a classic wargame in which Pulaski plays a part, right?
In any case, Happy Casimir Pulaski Day!