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Union County to Hold Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising, September 30

The Union County Board of County Commissioners invites residents to the   Annual Pulaski Day Flag Raising on Friday, September 30, at 5:30 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.

“Union County is home to many Polish-Americans,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “The Commissioner Board is proud to once again 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 event is being co-sponsored by the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee of St. Theresa from Linden. The program will include remarks by Union County Commissioner, Bette Jane Kowalski as well former NJ State Senator, Raymond J. Lesniak and Linden City Council President, Michelle Yamakaitis. The Grand Marshall of the 2022 Linden Contingency for the local General Pulaski Memorial Parade, Chief of Police for the City of Linden, Chief David Hart will be recognized during the ceremony.

Also slated to be present and recognized at the flag raising ceremony are: the President of the Linden Contigency, Agnieszka Czajkowska, as well as Sophie Kotulski (Miss Polonia 2022/2023), Marcelina Somaradzka (Junior Miss Polonia 2022/2023) and Milena Glab (Little Miss Polonia 2022/2023). Marcelina Domaradzka will perform the national anthems of the United States and Poland.

“We have a diverse fabric of ethnicities and the Polish-American community has a long history of maintaining and honoring their roots within Union County,” said Commissioner Vice-Chair, Christopher Hudak. “I invite all residents from the County of Union to attend the Union County Pulaski Flag Raising. As a Commissioner of Polish descent, I am especially proud of the accomplishments of the Polish-American community across the country and especially within Union County.”

“It is with great happiness that we can again be together in person to recognize and celebrate the Polish-American Community here in Union County,” said Commissioner Bette Jane Kowalski. “The Commissioner Board extended its warmest wishes to all Polish-Americans as they celebrate Pulaski Day in the coming days at various events.”

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 was first held in 1937 and is one of the oldest ethnic parades in New York.

The flag-raising will include refreshments and food.


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