2013 Rededication

Following the restoration of the monument and completion of site work, a rededication ceremony was held on November 11, 2013, Veterans Day in the United States and Independence Day in Poland. Several hundred people braved the first snowstorm of the season to attend the ceremony.

REDEDICATION PROGRAM [Add link to PDF program]


  • Welcome:  Claude Krawczyk, Master of Ceremonies
  • Flag Raising:  New Horizons Band & Badger Detachment, Marine Corps League
  • Wreath Laying:  New Horizons Band & Badger Detachment, Marine Corps League (Wreath Courtesy of Chet & Leona’s Floral Shop)
  • Blessing:  Fr. Tim Kitzke, Three Holy Women Parish
  • Remarks:  Mayor Tom Barrett
  • Remarks:  County Executive Chris Abele
  • Tadeusz KoĹ›ciuszko:  Professor Donald Pienkos, UWM
  • Milwaukee’s Polonia:  John Gurda, Milwaukee Historian
  • Gaetano Trentanove:  John Eastberg, Historian, Pabst Mansion
  • Performance:   Syrena Polish Dancers
  • Rifle Salute:  Badger Detachment, Marine Corps League