Pulaski Day Parade marches down Northampton

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The 33rd annual Pulaski Day celebration and parade marched Sunday in Northampton.

Pulaski Day honors Basic Casimir Pulaski. A polish man who died combating for the U.S. throughout a revolutionary battle battle in Georgia.

“He volunteered efforts to Basic Washington to take part within the identify of freedom as a result of freedom and liberty was not in Poland the place he got here from,” stated John Skibiski, a Polish committee member.

John informed 22Information that after fleeing Poland, Pulaski was invited by Benjamin Franklin to the U.S. to assist with the battle.

“We in Northampton commemorate his being and his sacrifice which is simply the mannequin of what different troopers right now are doing in different components of the world.”

That is the 33rd yr that the parade has occurred in Northampton and one household is right here simply because they love a superb parade.

“My son Yanic who’s about four and a half is a giant enormous fan of parades and we at all times have to return to parades when there may be one,” Dara Virks of Northampton stated.

Sunday was their first time going to the Pulaski parade.

Dara informed 22Information, “He is aware of the monument over there for Pulaski, he requested a photograph in entrance of it.”

But it surely additionally appeared like loving parade watching, runs within the household.

“It’s simply nice to see him expertise the parade as a result of I used to like them as a child and simply to see how excited he will get about all of the various things, so it’s enjoyable to see how completely happy he will get about it,” Dara continued.

John stated the parade will get greater yearly.