Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute. Commemorates the life of the Poland native who was born in 1747. He came to America in 1777, after fighting for Poland's independence, and joined forces with General George Washington. After saving Washington's life, Pulaski was made brigadier general of the American Cavalry. Wounded in battle, Pulaski died on October 11, 1779. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
Enacted April 30, 1987, from the 1987 Laws of Wisconsin, Act 11.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.