October 11, 2020 – General Pulaski Memorial Day | National Roller Skating Month
Do You Still Have A Pair Of Roller Skates? If So You Could Be Skating Through The Whole Month!
Welcome to October 11, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate brave exits and entrances.
Many brave Americans fought in the Revolutionary War, but the colonists didn’t fight alone. Other European nations who were not fond of the British were willing to lend a helping hand. One of the most prominent was Polish General Casimir Pulaski. After being exiled from his homeland where he had fought against the invading Russian army, Pulaski made his way to Paris, where he met Benjamin Franklin, who recruited him for the war against Great Britain. In America, he became one of George Washington’s most valuable field commanders, winning key battles for the Continental Army. While trying to liberate Savannah, Georgia, he was fatally wounded, but not before saving hundreds of troops. On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we celebrate this brave hero who sacrificed his life to help start a country that wasn’t even his own.
In the mid 1700s, when inventor John Joseph Merlin rolled his way into a lavish London party wearing his newly invented roller skates, he literally crashed the party. Sustaining only minor injuries, this guy really knew how to make an entrance. Since then roller skates have become a favorite pastime as we cruise to our favorite tunes in roller rinks and glide down sidewalks with the wind in our hair. And while roller blades have taken their design place, nothing can compare to a brand new pair of roller skates and skate parties under the disco ball. On National Roller Skating Month enjoy living the dream that John Joseph Merlin could only imagine.
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