Governor Quinn honored Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski by laying a wreath at a mural honoring General Pulaski at the Polish Museum of America. March 4th marked the 266th anniversary of the Polish-born General’s birth. Pulaski was credited with saving American forces at Brandywine and breaking the British siege at Charleston. He became known as the “Father of the American Cavalry.” Illinois ranks 5th among U.S. states in exports to Poland. More than a million Polish-Americans live in Illinois. And, Polish is the 3rd-most spoken language in Illinois, following English and Spanish.