400th Anniversary Commemoration in Philadelphia, PA
and 2008 Pulaski Observance Continues

Saturday, October 4, 2008, Pulaski Dinner Dance, Cocktails 5 P.M. - Dinner 6 P.M., Associated Polish Home Ballroom, 9150 Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia. For reservations call Polish American Congress at (215) 739-3408.

Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Observance Mass, 9:30 A.M., Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center City Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Tribute Program, 10:30 A.M., at the portrait of Pulaski by the Kopernik Monument, Torun Triangle Park, across from the Cathedral - 18th and the Parkway, Center City Philadelphia, PA.

Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Day Parade steps off at 12 Noon from 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It will march down the Parkway to 16th Street, u-turn on 16th Street and march West on the Parkway, around Logan Circle and end at 22nd Street. (Parade Route Map) Free seating at Logan Circle in the area of live television coverage on WPVI TV-6, from 12:30 to 2 P.M. Set your VCR and come out and enjoy the parade live on the Parkway in Center City Philadelphia. Kindly invite your family and friends to view the parade!

Michael Blichasz
Michael Blichasz, Polish American Radio Program host, & Don Polec, TV 6 News Broadcaster, will co-host the 2008 Pulaski Day Parade, October 5, 2008, 12:30 to 2 P.M. on WPVI-TV6 ABC.

The Polish American Congress encourages you to inform your family members and friends to tune in to TV 6 on the day of the parade if you are not able to join us on the Parkway.

Don Polec

Maria Koleda, Polish American community activist, will be the Grand Marshal of Philadelphia’s 2008 Pulaski Day Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in America”. In 2008, Polonia also marks the 75th Anniversary of the Pulaski Day Parade in Philadelphia and salutes all branches of America’s military in which Polish Americans have proudly served since the time of the American Revolution. Polish Americans salute our military.

For more information about Philadelphia area activities, contact the Polish American Congress office at (215) 739-3408 or call the Polish American Cultural Center Museum at (215) 922-1700, Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.

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