Honor Polish heritage in month of October

To the editor:

October is Polish American Heritage Month. On Oct. 1, 1608, Poles landed at the colony of Jamestown, Virginia.

On Oct. 11, 1779, General Kazimierz (also known as Casimir) Pulaski died from wounds at the Battle of Savannah, Georgia, in the fight for freedom of the American colonies. He was a native of Warka, in central Poland, born on March 4, 1747, and was of noble heritage. He arrived in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and served in New Jersey and other places for the Colonial forces. (He is referred to as one of the fathers of the American cavalry.)

We reflect on these contributions to the American mosaic as well as those of many immigrants who settled in 1875-1920 and later, and we progress forward.

Joseph G. V. Maciora, Pittsfield