I know that we have a pretty internationally varied bunch here at TWC, and I'd like to take advantage of this by posing a few questions to those foreigners.
This one is sort of directed towards anybody who is Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Belorussian, or from any other nation in that general area.
Alright, if you don't know by now, I'm from Chicago. And that city has the second largest population of Polish descent in the world, after Warsaw. I myself am part Polish. And, from that side of my family, I have this general idea that this Kosciusko guy was a great hero of the American Revolution.
He must have been pretty important if they put this in the heart of our Museum Campus.
However, I've also heard that he was a hero in eastern Europe as well.
So I ask my friends in the region of Poland: What do they tell you about Kosciusko? Is he as much a national hero there today as they tell us he is here?