73rd Annual Pulaski Day Parade

Curtis Sliwa With Rita Cosby

Pulaski Day Parade New York City

Rita Cosby With Polish Consul General Ewa, Andrew Coumo And Carolyn Maloney

Last Sunday, Manhattan was covered with red and white flags for the 73rd Annual Pulaski Day Parade. Tens of thousands of Poles and Polish-Americans marched up famed Fifth Avenue to commemorate Polish and American hero, General Casimir Pulaski, known as the “Father of the American Cavalry.” Some famous marchers were in attendance: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Polish Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa, and TV Star Rita Cosby whose father was a Polish Resistance fighter in WWII. Cosby also signed copies of her highly acclaimed new book, “Quiet Hero” at the large blue mobile branch set-up by the Polish and Slavic Federal Credit Union, which is one of the largest and most successful Polish organizations in the U.S. with 70,000 members. The 34-year-old credit union has branches in New York, New Jersey and Chicago and is heavily involved in supporting events in the Polish and Slavic community. And you may be surprised to learn how many Polish-Americans are in New York City alone… according to the census, there are almost a million. That’s almost ten percent of the Big Apple’s residents.