Press Release

For Immediate Release: September 12, 2019

Union County to Hold Second Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising, September 24

Union County, NJ – The Union County Freeholder Board is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising on Tuesday, September 24, at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Union County Court House, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. The event is free and all residents are invited to attend.

 

The event is being co-sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa from Linden.

 

“Union County is home to many Polish-Americans,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Freeholder Board is proud to acknowledge the contributions of this very active and hard-working community to our county over the years, by flying the Polish Flag over the County Seat.”

 

The Polish-American Community will be celebrating what has come to be known as “Pulaski Day” throughout late September and early October. With various celebrations in several municipalities, the festivities culminate in a parade down 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The Pulaski Day parade one of the oldest ethnic parades in New York.

 

“Our County is made stronger by its diversity and inclusion,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak. “I invite all residents from the County of Union to attend the Union County Pulaski Flag Raising. As a Freeholder of Polish descent, I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the Polish-American community across the country and especially within Union County.”

 

The flag-raising will include refreshments and food.

 

The event is being coordinated through the County’s Office of Community Engagement and Diversity. For more information please contact the Office Coordinator Nathalie Hernandez at nahernandez@ucnj.org or 908-527-4880.

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