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circu-xn South-will ' . . r. , -. -. - I erans Commission this week but Carlo A. Richardson I Xew Britain Question Of Will Go To Commission NEW BRITAIN. Oct. 24 (Spe cial) Whether a plaque honoring honoring Gen. John Patcrson. who resided resided here, should be replaced as the official Revolutionary War Memorial here by a larger stone dedicated to Gen. Casimer Pula ski is a question which will be presented soon to the veterans Commission. Already the Veter ans Council, representing most veterans organizations, has recommended recommended to the Commission that the Pulaski Memorial be the one officially decorated on patriotic holidays. Post Leads Drive The drive for the change in memorials has been led by the Northwestern Veterans Post ac cording to Leo Melowicz a rep resentative of that body to tne Veterans . council and a member member of t h e Veterans Commis sion. He proposed honoring Gen. Pulaski at a meeting of the Vet- Vet- ruled the session was concerned only with plans for Veterans Day." Nov. 11. Melowicz said, he will bring up ' the. matter at the next commission meeting. Erwin Lusug.. chairman of.tnc i Veterans Council, said that body has proposed in a letter to the commission that the. stone .to 'Gen. Pulaski be designed the of. Memorial ficial Revolutionary War memo rial. The plaque to Gen. Paterson is located at a plot near the north end ot East Street on property donated by peter Popilarczyk. Pulaski Park, at the east side of Broad and North Burritt streets is the site of the stone, with attached plaque, honoring Gen. Pulaski. OnDosltion Seen Melowicz said that although Gen. Paterson lived here at one time. Gen. Pulaski is considered the father of American Cavalry. He contended that the memorial to Gen. Pulaski is larger and said it was erected with dona tions "from all peoples of the dry" and not one particular croup. Melowicz admitted that the matter might be one for the Daughters of the American Re volution to decide but claimed that in the meantime Gen. Pula ski should be officially honored. An indication that the proposal might meet with opposition was given by Atty. Richardson. He noted that there, were "many, many military .observors" dur- dur- inc the revolution. The chair man concluded the discussion at the Commission mcetior by say ing the issue can be resolved at the proper -time -time following research.

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  1. Hartford Courant,
  2. 25 Oct 1957, Fri,
  3. Page 48

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