The Kosciuszko Day in Virginia
On March 15th the State of Virginia made October 15th the General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Day in the State of Virginia.
Special thanks to Robert Joskowiak - Honorary Consul of Poland in Virginia and Member of Virginia House of Delegates Nick Freitas, for recognizing Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
We are so proud that knowledge about General Kosciuszko is spreading in The US.
Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (1746-1817) was a national hero in Poland and the United States. He was a firm believer of equality and requested, before leaving the United States for the second time, that the money from his estate be used to buy freedom for slaves, help to educate them and provide them with enough land to support themselves. Kosciuszko spent the last years of his life in Switzerland, where on October 15, 1817 he died at the age of 72. He is buried in Wawel Castle, in Krakow, Poland, among the tombs of the Polish Kings.